"If we don't obtain satisfaction here, we the people of Sadakhlo -- that is 12,000 individuals -- will block the railway link, the highway, and stop all cars," the protester vowed. "We will close off everything and do whatever we [deem necessary]."
Mullah Haji Sedreddin Palangov of Sadakhlo has been missing since 28 June.
Friends and relatives suspect a former regional police chief whom Palangov had challenged over bribery and illegal arrests might be responsible for his disappearance.
(from Imedi television and Novosti Gruziya reports)