Amnesty International : Russia and the de facto authorities must ensure that Vaja Gaprindashvili is immediately released from the detention

Russia and the de facto authorities must ensure that Vaja Gaprindashvili is immediately released from the detention and compensated for the harm he has suffered as a result, the Amnesty International said in a statement on Friday.

According to the organization, Shota Bidzinashvili, who spent nine days in detention in Tskhinvali together with Vaja Gaprindashvili, in a media interview complained that they were held in “a cold and humid basement without air.”

“Both Russia and the de facto authorities must also ensure that no-one is subjected to torture and other ill-treatment in the territory under their control,” the statement reads.

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