According to the so-called de facto South Ossetia State Security Service, Vazha Gaprindashvili, a Georgian doctor, was actively involved in the 2008 war and served as a captain in the Georgian Armed Forces Medical Service.
“Georgian citizen, a resident of Tbilisi, Vazha Gaprindashvili violated a section of the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia, near the village of Orchosani on November 9”, the de facto KGB stated.
Vazha Gaprindashvili has been held in custody by the de facto government of Tskhinvali region since November 9. Demonstrations in support of Gaprindashvili have been held in the city and regions. His colleagues and adherents staged a White Lab Coats Demonstration outside their clinics.