Georgian arrested by occupation forces on July 3 moved to quarantine for coronavirus isolation

  • Arrested earlier this month, the 45-year-old man is now under imposed two-week quarantine. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 12 Jul 2020 - 15:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

A Georgian man arrested by occupation forces near the administrative line bordering the occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region earlier this month has been placed under quarantine.

Khvicha Mghebrishvili, 45, a local of central Georgia's Mejvriskhevi village, is undergoing a two-week COVID-19 quarantine in the occupied city of Tskhinvali following his arrest on July 3 near the village of Adzvi.

Georgia's State Security Service told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty the European Union Monitoring mission hotline had been informed about the incident since the arrest and efforts were made to release the man from custody.

The imposed quarantine for Mghebrishvili is set to run through July 17.