Law Enforcers Deny Reports that Hostage is Killed in Pankisi

(Tbilisi, February 24, Civil Georgia) – Georgian Internal Affairs Ministry denies reports concerning murder of Abdula Khalilov, which is detained in Pankisi gorge by the kidnappers since last October.

Azerbaijani TV station ASN reported on February 23 that citizen of Georgia, ethnic Azeri Khalilov was killed. Kidnappers demand ransom for his release.

Monk Basil Machitadze is detained in Pankisi as well.

This post is also available in: ქართული (Georgian)