Georgian citizen Khvicha Mgebrishvili, who had been illegally detained by Russian-controlled occupation forces for 85 days, has been released today.
The media reports that Mghebrishvili has already arrived on Tbilisi-controlled territory and will be placed in quarantine, after which he will be able to return to his family.
The meeting of Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) was held in the occupied Ergneti village of the breakaway Tskhinvali region yesterday.
After the meeting Deputy Head of the Analytical Department of Georgia’s State Security Service Irakli Antadze said that the meeting ended ‘positively’ as Georgian citizen Khvicha Mgebrshvili would be released on September 25.
Mghebrishvili, a local of central Georgia’s Mejvriskhevi village, was arrested by occupation forces near the administrative line bordering occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) on July 3.
Two weeks after the detainee of Mgebrishvili, the so-called security committee of Russian-occupied Tskhinvali reported that he had ‘illegally crossed the so-called border’ and intended to catch bats in ‘Russian-controlled territory’ in order to sell each of them for $5,000.