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Tuesday, April 24
By Mariam Chanishvili

Movement delayed at Georgian-Armenian Customs Checkpoint

The Revenue Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia stated that the movement was delayed on the customs crossing point Sadakhlo for several hours yesterday.

"The checkpoint did not have any delay yesterday, the Customs worked normally 24/7, but the passengers could not move because of the roads blocked by the Armenian side and rallies there. But this problem was solved,” stated the Revenue Service.

Mass rallies kicked off in Yerevan and other Armenian cities on April 16. The opposition demands that Serzh Sargsyan, who was elected as the prime minister by the parliament after 10 years of presidency, should step down.

Sargsyan announced his resignation on April 23.GOOD NEWSNEWS

FM to discuss human rights’ violations in occupied territories of Georgia in USA

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze will discuss human rights violations in the Russia-controlled breakaway regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali during his meetings in the US.

The three day visit to New York started on April 23 and the Minister will participate in a UN high level meetings.

The illegal detention of Georgian citizens by the Russian-controlled border guards will be discussed during the meetings.

"The current situation is unacceptable. We are going to address all the international organizations to help prevent illegal detentions and punish those charged for killing and kidnapping our citizens,” Janelidze said.

The report by Georgia’s State Security Service says that 126 Georgian citizens were illegally detained by the Russia-controlled border guards last year at the Georgia-breakaway Tskhinvali occupation line and 52 others at the Abkhazia’s so-called boundary line.