Georgian presidentEduard Shevardnadze yesterday issued a decree requiring law enforcementofficers to observe the legal and human rights of prison inmatesand suspects during arrest and pretrial investigation. The decreemandates prosecution of violators of those rights; orders publicationof a human-rights handbook for distribution to law-enforcementofficers; and institutes human rights courses at the police andstate security academies. The move responds to concerns expressedby human rights groups in connection with arrests and trials ofopposition militants. (Itar-Tass, June 8)
Ex-Governor of Tula Arrested.