Akaki Misireli, citizen of village Kere of Gori Municipality was detained near the administrative boundary line in breakaway Tskinvali (South Ossetia) by so called border guards today. The Kidnapped citizen is currently in Tskhinvali’s police department.
Russian-backed breakaway Tskhinvali calls the occupation line between Tskhinvali region and the rest of Georgia "the state border” and treats any cases of line crossing by locals as cases of "illegal border crossing” even though the line is not well differentiated in some areas.
In most cases detainees are released after paying a fine which amounts to about $30.
Five Georgian citizen were illegally detained during last month in Gori municipality. Four of them besides Misireli have already been released.