Abducted Policemen Released

(Tbilisi, February 20, Civil Georgia) – Late on February 19 kidnappers released four policemen, abducted on February 17 from the checkpoints in Pankisi gorge. Criminals are not arrested.

Law enforcers do not specify details of the case. They says that policemen were released without any condition.

Kidnappers demanded release of drug dealer arrested by the police on February 19. Law enforcers say drug dealer is under arrest at the moment.

Two kidnapped persons – Aziz Khalilov and monk Basil Machitadze still remain detained in Pankisi gorge by the kidnappers.