Armenian Embassy of Georgia reports that Armenian diplomats met on Saturday with Armenian citizen Minas Minasyan detained in Georgian capital held in custody following Thursday clashes between protesters and law enforcement outside the parliament building. The Georgian court ruled on to keep Friday Minasyan in custody for 13 days.
“The Citizen of Armenia has no complaints and ensured he is treated with respect. The representatives of Georgia’s Public Defender Office visited him on Saturday,” the statement by the Embassy said. According to the source the Embassy representatives have arranged a telephone conversation between the detainee and his relatives and talks are underway with representatives of the detention facility to organize a meeting of the detainee with his parents as soon as possible. The Embassy has also petitioned the Court to reduce the detention period for Minasyan.
To remind, 240 people, including 80 police officers were injured, as police dispersed protesters through massive use of tear gas and rubber bullets during the demonstration outside the Georgian parliament on Thursday, while a total of 305 protesters were detained for various criminal offenses.