(CNN) — Videos purportedly showing guards abusing prisoners, including one male inmate being raped with a broom handle, have led to arrests and outrage both inside and outside the Eurasian country of Georgia.
President Mikheil Saakashvili said Wednesday what occurred at Gldani Number 8 penitentiary in Tbilisi is “a horrific affront to human rights and human dignity.”
Georgia television stations, including TV9, broadcast the videos Tuesday night. The government has not questioned their authenticity.
“The police have already arrested most of those identified as involved in these gross abuses,” Saakashvili said in a statement. “Others are on the run but (are) being actively pursued by police.”