Merchant Disappeared from Zugdidi Market
20.11.2005, “Media News” – The deputy governor of Samegrelo-Svaneti Alexander Akhvlediani, calls the disappearance of Luiza Pipia, a Zugdidian woman, a “provocation”. According to her relatives, who have held a protest action in front of the administrative building in Zugdidi, Pipia disappeared on the 19th of November from her house. Eye-witnesses assure that several governmental officials took her with them saying that the President’s assistant wanted a meeting with her. It was the last time Pipia was seen.
Protesters think that Pipia is kidnapped and they ask the government for help to free her.
However, the local governor’s deputy calls it a “provocation”, which Luiza Pipia organized herself.
“Luiza Pipia is an ordinary inhabitant of Zugdidi. She has the same surname as Gocha Pipia, Member of Parliament, who is known to be a famous provocateur. Luiza Pipia, as they say, is his megaphone. Please tell me, who might be interested in kidnapping her, she is not Nelson Mandela!” – said Akhvlediani.
He believes that this is a “big provocation” aimed at discrediting the government.