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Armenian citizen detained in Georgia for visiting Abkhazia2012-05-30 15:55
Citizen of Armenia Gagik Gevorgyan was detained by the Georgian border guards for violating the law "on the occupied territories", the GHN reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
May 24, Gevorkian got in Sukhum via the River Psou. In this regard, a preliminary investigation is being conducted under paragraph 1 of Article 322 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
Note that, under the current law, people who visited Abkhazia and South Ossetia are being prosecuted in Georgia.
"In Georgia, there is the law "on occupied territories", under which anyone who has ever once in recent times after the war, Saakashvili unleashed, visited South Ossetia and Abkhazia, is liable to criminal prosecution Georgia; such a man can be sentenced to 2-4 years of imprisonment", RIA Novosti quoted the words of Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, who added that the two Russian citizens have been affected by this law and were now serving trems.
"Now we're trying to release them with the help of the Swiss, which is representing the Russia's interests in Georgia", he added.