Georgian citizen Zaza Gakheladze accessed Georgia-controlled territory after his release from Russia-occupied Tskhinvali prison earlier today.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri arrived in Ergneti village, adjacent to the Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region, to meet the released unlawfully detained Georgian citizen.
Georgian citizen Zaza Gakheladze, imprisoned by the occupation forces in Russian-occupied “South Ossetia” for over a year now, has been freed by concerted efforts of Georgian authorities and Georgia’s international partners.
Russian occupation of Georgian territories should end!
— Georgian Dream (@GeorgianDream41) July 14, 2021
Zaza Gakheladze was sentenced to 12 years and six months in Tskhinvali prison by the de facto Supreme Court of the Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region. He was detained and wounded in his leg at Skhvilo Fortress on July 11.
The occupation regime charged him for an attempt to cross the so-called border illegally and for the attempted murder of a Russian soldier.