According to media reports, three people drowned in the Enguri River while trying to reach the Georgian-controlled territory from the occupied region of Abkhazia though a bypass road.
The above is not the first case when people trying to enter the territory controlled by Georgia lose their lives. Citizens living in Abkhazia try to enter the Georgian-controlled territory in similar dangerous way in order to avoid a five-day mandatory quarantine.
The Democracy Research Institute calls on the Georgian Government to immediately lift quarantine that puts people's lives at risk.
On August 12, Anri Ateiba, born in 1996, was found unconscious in the temporary detention isolator of the de facto Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Gagra district. The young man died on September 14.