Georgian FM envoy leaves for Malaysia to study case of two detained Georgian citizens
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 29 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/
A representative of the Georgian Foreign Ministry has left for Malaysia to study the case of two Georgian citizens detained there, the director of the Georgian Foreign Ministry's consular department
Giorgi Tabatadze briefed the media.
He confirmed that the Malaysian government has detained two citizens of Georgia. According to Tabatadze, Foreign Ministry is aware of the names of two detained women citizens of Georgia, but they names are not disclosed in the interests of the investigation.
The Foreign Ministry has information that the two women went to Malaysia on a tourist visa with the flight Tbilisi-Istanbul-Morocco-Cameroon-Malaysia.
"We have information that the two detainees are the citizens of Georgia, and indeed drugs were revealed in their luggage. The detainees do not accept their guilt. According to them, during the flight with a change in Malaysia, in Cameroon they were asked to carry luggage and it does not belong to them," said the spokesperson.
According to him, if the fault of women is proved, according to Malaysian law, a death penalty expects them. At the same time, he noted that there is a possibility that a direct fault of women will not be proved, and in this case, their sentence will soften.
According to Tabatadze, the trial will take place on Nov. 2 or 3, after which the Georgian side will make a decision. "After the trial, we will decide, and if Malaysian law allows us, we will extract them to Georgia," he said.