KGB RSO: "NEW YORK TIMES" correspondent was retuned to the territory of Georgia"

Tue, 31/03/2009 - 18:27

In the morning on 27 March, a U.S. citizen, the "New York Times" correspondent Christopher John Cheevers had been detained on an attempted crossing of the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia in the village of Mosabruni (Leningor dstrict), reports the news release of the RSO KGB.
"After a short questioning, the journalist had been informed that the activities of foreign media on the territory was regulated by the "Provisions on entry, presence and work of foreign citizens on the territory of the RSO", as well as by the "Accreditation Provisions", in accordance with which foreign journalists should coordinate their arrival in the Republic and get the RSO Press and Information Ministry accreditation 3 days in advance. After this conversation, the journalist was brought back to the territory of Georgia, where he is now", says the report. Earlier, the RES agency reported preliminary information about two journalists detained.

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