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Azerbaijani citizen detained in Georgia for visiting Abkhazia

2012-06-01 14:11

Georgian border guards have detained a citizen of Azerbaijan Tahir Akhmadov for violating the rules of entry into the territory of Abkhazia, the agency News-Georgia reported.


The detention took place on May 28 in the city of Poti. "The investigation has revealed that November 11, 2011 Tahir Akhmadov together with members of the crew of the vessel TARIK EMIRI, sailing under a Panamanian flag, violated the rules of entry into the waters of Abkhazia", press service of the Border police reported.

A criminal case was insulted under the Art. 332 article of the Criminal Code of Georgia (violation of the rules of entry into the occupied territories), which provides up to four years imprisonment.

Recall, earlier it was reported by the GHN that a citizen of Armenia Gagik Gevorgyan was detained by the Georgian border guards for violating the law "on the occupied territories".

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.

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