Ghudushauri Clinic released a statement regarding doctor Vazha Gaprindashvili’s detention.
“We would like to respond to accusations made by de facto regime regarding our colleague Vazha Gaprindashvili, who was illegally detained in Tskhinvali. Vazha Gaprindashvili was in Ghudushauri Clinic and never left the office and was performing his professional duties in August of 2008. On behalf of the medical community we condemn the violent and inhumane acts committed against the representative of the most humane profession, we express our solidarity to Vazha Gaprindashvili's family and demand his immediate release”, reads the statement.
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. Three more persons detained together with the doctor were released after paying financial penalty. Criminal investigation of the case is in process charging illegal borderline breach.