We have done a lot of work to collect the intravital data of the missing, - Ombudsman

Thu, 29/08/2019 - 14:40

Since the 90s, 130 people are listed missing in South Ossetia, since 2008 - 7

South Ossetia has been constantly working to clarify the fate of citizens who listed to be missing, said Inal Tasoev, Human Rghts Ombudsman under the President of the Republic, at a briefing in Tskhinval.

“We have been constantly in contact with relatives of the missing, the Hope and Memory Committee led by Lidia Kudzieva, the Red Cross Mission, and the Presidential Envoy for post-conflict settlement Murat Dzhioev. We have done a lot of work in recent years, starting in 2016, based on the information provided to us by Lidia Kudzieva,” Tasoev said.

According to the Ombudsman, since the 90s there have been more than 130 missing citizens of South Ossetia, since 2008 -people.

“In recent years, we have jointly carried out a lot of work to collect intravital data, as well as control samples, biological samples, so that if any remains are found, we can compare them with the available materials,” Tasoev said. - In 2017, two exhumations were carried out in Georgia - in Gori and Kaspi, about 50 unknown remains were discovered. With the help of the Red Cross Mission, we made a comparison with the materials that we had at that time, and we collected 60 percent of the control and biological samples. Unfortunately, there were no results from comparative procedures then.”

Tasoev has noted that a few months ago, materials were transferred to the laboratory on the remaining 40 percent of the missing citizens.

“These are biological samples of citizens who mainly lived in North Ossetia. We went to Vladikavkaz with Lidia Kudzieva, where we collected the materials. They were transferred to the laboratory. The comparison is underway, but we have not yet received any results,” Tasoev said.

He has added that work is also carried out to find out the possible burial places of the missing.

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