‘Occupied Tskhinvali court sentenced Vazha Gaprindashvili to one year and nine-months to prison,’ David Asatiani, the Chairman of Georgian Bar Association has just written on Facebook.
‘Russian occupation forces punished Vazha Gaprindashvili for his principal and patriotic viewpoint and sentenced him to one year and nine-months to prison,’ Asatiani said.
The so-called trial in Tskhinvali was held earlier today.
Tbilisi-based doctor Vazha Gaprindashvili was illegally detained by Russian occupation forces near the occupation line with Akhalgori Municipality on November 9. He was sent to two-month pretrial detention on November 15.
Vazha Gaprindashvili was charged with “illegally crossing the border” under article 322 of the criminal code of Russia.
— DFWatch (@DFWatch) December 20, 2019