State Security Service - Illegal detention of Vazha Gaprindashvili represents the part of the illegal policy
State Security Service - Illegal detention of Vazha Gaprindashvili represents the part of the illegal policy

‘Illegal detention of Vazha Gaprindashvili represents the part of the illegal policy, the occupation regime holds the responsibility for this decision,’ the State Security Service of Georgia stressed.

As the agency stated, within its competence, State Security Service will continue to work on a permanent basis to release Vazha Gaprindashvili.

On the basis of the information, received via “Hot Line”, operated by the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM), the State Security Service of Georgia, confirms the fact of prolonging of illegal detention of a citizen of Georgia Vazha Gaprindashvili in Tskhinvali region.

Illegal detention of Vazha Gaprindashvili represents the part of the illegal policy, for which the occupation regime is responsible.  The mentioned decision demonstrates once again fundamental human rights violations in the occupied region and grave security situation on the ground.

The State Security Service of Georgia, within its competence, will continue to work on a permanent basis to release Vazha Gaprindashvili and provide international organizations and Georgia’s partner countries with the information in relation to the mentioned illegal decision,’ the official statement of the State Security Service of Georgia reads.

Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani echoed occupied Tskhinvali court`s decision and said it was a deliberate provocation. The minister stated that he will have immediate communication with co-chairs of Geneva International Discussions to activate the action plan Georgia had in the case of the bad scenario.

Occupied Tskhinvali court sentenced Vazha Gaprindashvili to one year and nine-months to prison 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 a 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.

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