Ossetian media : Georgian citizens were expelled after they paid a fine

Georgian citizens, who were detained by so-called border guards for “illegal border crossing”, were expelled from the territory of the republic after they paid a fine, - RES news agency has reported.

Reportedly, the citizens of Georgia were fined by de-facto district court of Tskhinvali and all the eight detainees were released and handed over to the Georgian authorities after they paid the fine.

Zurab Gerkeuli, Ilia Mighrijanashvili, Koba Bardiashvili, Lasha Gerkeuli, Ilia Baindurashvili, Giorgi Naskidashvili, Otar Eliauri and Soso Dvalishvili, who are the residents of Akhalubani and Mejvriskhevi villages, were detained on August 17-18 for “illegal border crossing”.

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