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Armenian and Russian citizens are in Tbilisi prison for visiting Abkhazia and South Ossetia

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Georgian authorities decided to prosecute those who visit South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Persons, whose passports contain records by border guards of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, face from 2 to four years of imprisonment.

Meanwhile, the detainees are prosecuted as per article on violation of the state border, reported Spokesman of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs Shota Utiashvili.

According to him, the norm was introduced in compliance with the Georgian law on occupation, which was adopted after the Russian-Georgian conflict in 2008.

According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, several citizens of Russia and Armenia are in Tbilisi prison on charges of illegal crossing of the Georgian border. However, they were officially suggested to buy off their freedom.

According to Shota Utiashvili, such problems often end with a fine payment – around $1000. He added that such cases are often, Echo of Moscow reported.

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