The Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into the cases of torture (Article 1441) and inhuman and degrading treatment (Article 1443), allegedly committed by the employees of the Penitentiary Department. A total of ten employees of the Department were arrested. One officer was charged in absentia. He was declared wanted. Investigation is in progress in order to establish identities of other suspects.
On June 20, 2012, investigation was opened into the crime of vote-buying committed though illegal distribution of satellite antennas -effectively free of charge-on behalf of Georgian Dream in exchange for a commitment to vote for Georgian Dream in the upcoming parliamentary elections. In the course of the investigation, Prosecutors' Office obtained authorization from the Tbilisi City Court and on June 21, 2012, sealed the antennas stored at the warehouses of Elita Burji Ltd. and other companies affiliated to a political coalition Georgian Dream coalition.