About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:19 - 22 Sep.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Interior Ministry to Investigate Journalist’s Alleged Abduction
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 31 May.'17 / 14:49

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia said in its brief statement on May 31 that the investigation was launched under Article 143 of the Criminal Code - unlawful imprisonment - into the case of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who went missing on May 29 from Tbilisi. One day later, he was reported to be in a detention facility in Baku, Azerbaijan.

“Simultaneously, communication with the Azerbaijani side is underway. Once the factual circumstances are ascertained, the public will be informed in detail,” the Ministry added. 

Vakhtang Gomelauri, head of the State Security Service, said “we should not hurry up” with conclusions and added that the “as the Azerbaijani side is saying, he was arrested while crossing the "green border" [unregulated part of the ground border] and not at the border crossing point.” He added that the details of this reported border crossing need to be ascertained.

Afgan Mukhtarli said on May 30 that he was forced into a car close to his house in Tbilisi by unidentified persons, whom he believes were representatives of the Georgian security services, and was later taken across the border to Azerbaijan.

The Amnesty International, London-based international human right organization, said in its press release on May 30 that Mukhtarli “is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment” in Azerbaijan.

Latest News
22 Sep.'17 17:19
Georgia Spent Nearly Million for U.S. Lobbying in 2016
The Government’s most recent contract was signed with with StrateVarious LLC.
22 Sep.'17 16:18
PM’s UNGA Speech: Georgia ‘Growing, Vibrant, Resilient’
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili addressed the United Nations General Assembly.
22 Sep.'17 10:51
Prime Minister Kvirikashvili’s UN Speech
Giorgi Kvirikashvili leads the delegation in New York.
22 Sep.'17 10:39
Ruling Party Makes Concessions to Opposition
Electoral blocs to be allowed in 2020, no electoral bonus system from 2024.
21 Sep.'17 17:39
Russia to Establish Customs Post in Sokhumi
The post will cover entire Abkhazia, function under the Russian law, and give immunity to its employees.
21 Sep.'17 16:23
Republican Party to Lobby Civil Partnership for Same Sex Couples
The former GD coalition member party ran in 2016 independently, but failed to enter the parliament.
20 Sep.'17 19:55
Parliament Approves New Chief Auditor
Irakli Mekvabishvili replaced Lasha Tordia, who served at the post from 2012.
20 Sep.'17 18:18
Georgia Succeeds France as Open Government Partnership Chair
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili took over the OGP chairmanship from French President Emmanuel Macron.
20 Sep.'17 17:55
President, Opposition Unveil Joint Document on Constitutional Amendments
The document was sent to the Georgian Dream and the Venice Commission for consideration.
20 Sep.'17 17:26
Russian Minister: Moscow ‘Confirms’ Financial Commitments to S.Ossetia
Minister for the North Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov is on his two-day working visit to Tskhinvali.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
65