Occupants kidnap 94-year-old Georgian man for the second time

  • Georgian citizens living near the so-called Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) are frequently kidnapped for allegedly crossing the border. Photo by N. Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 29 Jun 2018 - 18:39, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Russia-controlled border guards have detained a 94-year-old Georgian citizen  Gora Garibashvili in the village of Sakorintlo, located in the Kaspi municipality, on the Tbilisi-administered territory.

Locals say that they have seen today how the armed people attacked the old man and kidnapped him.

It is for the second time Garibashvili was abducted by occupants, locals say.

The family has not been contacted yet over the paying of a fine set for the "illegal crossing of border” by the de facto leadership of Tskhinvali.

The fine amounts to about 30-32 USD.

The Russia-controlled so-called border guards abduct Georgian citizens quite often and in most cases release them after paying the fine.

The Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali were declared as independent countries by Russia after the Russia-Georgia 2008 war.

Only Venezuela, Nicaragua, Nauru and Syria share Russia’s position. The rest of the international community states that the historic regions of Georgia are now occupied by Russia.