Occupants release Georgian man illegally detained yesterday

  • Russian-controlled forces frequently detain Georgian citizens and release them after paying fine. Photo: N.Alavidze/Agenda.ge.  

Agenda.ge, 24 Dec 2018 - 17:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

Russian occupants have released a Georgian citizen Otar Samniashvili who was illegally detained yesterday in the village of Khurvaleti, near the occupation line with breakaway Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region for “illegally crossing the border.”

Locals of the village have told the media that the man has already returned home.

92 Georgian citizens have been illegally detained for crossing the so-called border of occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region this year – the same figure for the breakaway region of Abkhazia amounted to 25, the Georgian State Security Service has told Agenda.ge.