In support of Vazha Gaprindashvili, a protest rally is being held at the occupation line, near the village of Odzisi. The protesters demand to release illegally detained doctor immediately.
Symbolically, the protesters released balloons and a white coat in the air.
The wife of the doctor Vazha Gaprindashvili has read a brief statement stressing that the doctors have no boundaries either at war or at peace.
Tamila Lapanashvili addressed Ossetian doctors as well.
‘Ossetian doctors, let us take care of our patients together and give this opportunity to Vazha Gaprinadshvili too,’ Tamila Lapanashvili said.
Family members, citizens, doctor`s colleagues’ as well as the representatives of political parties are present at the scene.
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. Tbilisi activated the hotline mechanism of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) to Georgia.