Occupants detain Georgian citizen with heart disease near breakaway Tskhinvali

  • The witnesses say the Russian occupants detained the Rogavas at the Enguri River, near Russian occupied region of Georgia - Abkhazia. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 18 May 2018 - 15:03, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Russia-controlled so-called border guards have detained Georgian citizen David Chalauri near the occupation line with Georgia’s breakaway Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region today.  

Locals say that Chalauri, 29, allegedly could not find a way and accidently appeared on the territory which is under Russia’s control. 

They say that the young man, who suffers from a serious heart disease- Atelocardia, has been detained for "illegal crossing of border”. 

The detainee is from the Tirdznisi village, Gori municipality. 

The occupants frequently illegally detain Georgian citizens for the crossing of so-called border and in most cases release them after paying a fine. 

The fine is about $30.