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Mass jailbreak in Georgia
September 11, 2003
Civil Georgia News

Posted by HW on August 23, 2019

129 escaped
Up to 129 inmates of the Rustavi prison, near Tbilisi, escaped late in the evening on September 10, killing one prison guard. Another guard was badly injured.

Dangerous
The jailbreakers are described by authorities as "particularly dangerous." The law enforcers reported that up to 15 jailbreakers were recaptured.

Largest
It was the largest breakout in the country's history.
The Rustavi prison is notorious for overcrowding, with poor conditions and regular escape attempts.

26 recaptured
Georgian Justice Ministry reported this morning that the law enforcers recaptured 26 convicts out of 129, who escaped from Rustavi top security prison.

Roadblocks
According to Interior Ministry's spokesman Paata Gomelauri the police blocked all roads in and out of Rustavi, near Tbilisi.
 
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