They were shooting at us from the car – they chased us, many shots were fired – after the shooting, 7 soldiers came, after 5-6 minutes, and took me in the direction of the forest, – Levan Dotiashvili, who was illegally detained by the Russian occupation forces in Kirbali, told reporters.
He claimed that when he was being taken by the Russian occupation forces, he was physically abused.
“They were shooting at us from the car. We were sitting in the car, maybe he called us not to go, but we didn’t hear that. He was chasing us. A lot of shots were fired. I saw the bullets myself. Tamaz Ginturi was shot in the back. Then I got out of the car and took him out. At this time, the rest of the Russian soldiers came and took me in the direction of the forest. I saw who shot, but I don’t know him. After shooting, 7 soldiers came, after 5-6 minutes. When I took Tamaz out of the car, I called the ambulance, I informed everyone, then 7 people came and took me away. There were abuse and insults. One particular person was hitting me. All of them were armed,” Dotiashvili said.
On November 6, near the village of Kirbali, in the territory occupied by Russia, a representative of the occupying force killed Tamaz Ginturi while trying to arrest him illegally. His fellow villager Levan Dotiashvili, who was with him, was illegally detained by the Russian occupation forces, but was handed over to the Georgian side yesterday.