Oct 31, 2009

Released 16 Georgian citizens return to their homes

16 Georgian citizens abducted from teh village of Gremiskhevi, Dusheti district returned to their homes. They were released by Russian occupiers and the Tskhinvali marionette regime Friday evening.

The abducted persons were taken to the Ergneti checkpoint located at the administrative boundary between Gori and Tskhinvali districts at 7 p.m. on Friday. After the 5-day captivity, all the 16 persons were taken to the Mtskheta regional police division and interrogated there by Georgian law enforcers.

Representatives of teh Georgian Interior Ministry conducted intensive talks for releasing the 16 abducted Georgians.

The Georgian citizens were detained by the Russian occupiers on October 26. They were accused by the de facto Ossetian court of crossing the occupational line and illegal wood-cutting. They were detained in the town of Akhalgori at first and taken to the Tshkinvali isolator later.

Source: www.rustavi2.com