Until now the fate and location of the citizens of Georgia detained several days ago, Luka Tsuladze and Georgi Kandelaki, is unknown. Ombudsman of Georgia, Sozar Subaru, told to the Charter’97 press-center, that activists of Georgian movement “Kmara” did not arrive on Saturday to Tbilisi, as expected. This information was confirmed in the Tbilisi Institute of Freedom. Meanwhile, Belarusian official personalities do not give any information about the fate of the detained Georgian citizens.
Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili at a press-conference in Kazan on Saturday expressed his concern over the detention of Georgian citizens in Belarus. As said by the Georgian leader, for several days neither Georgian nor Ukrainian consul, who had been asked for help by Georgian officials, has been allowed to visit the detainees.
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