Archive - 23/4/2013

Tue, 23/04/2013 - 14:31

Khokh Gagloyty: the Georgian authorities act with the South Ossetian citizens sentenced to life imprisonment in Georgia like the Somali pirates

During the meetings of participants of Mechanisms on Prevention and Reaction to Incidents (MPRI) the South Ossetian delegation has repeatedly emphasized the need to release from the Georgian prisons all citizens of South Ossetia languishing in Georgian prisons, including three citizens of South Ossetia - Georgy Zasseev, Joseph Kochiev and Georgy Valiev, sentenced to life imprisonment. This was said by the RSO Deputy Presidential Envoy for post-conflict settlement Khokh Gagloyty at the briefing in Tskhinval. He has noted that the South Ossetian authorities are concerned about the fate and health of these citizens who have joined the indefinite hunger strike April 15, in Gldani prison in Tbilisi (Georgia).

Tue, 23/04/2013 - 12:01

South Ossetia has repeatedly raised the question of participation in the meetings of the PACE - Deputy Speaker

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) should be interested in the invitation of representatives of the countries where human rights are violated, to its sessions, particularly, representatives of South Ossetia affected by the 2008 war, unleashed by Georgia. This was said IA "Res" by the Vice-Speaker of the South Ossetian Parliament Yuri Dzitstsoity, commenting on the statement of the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Alexei Pushkov, that Russia in the spring session of PACE would raise the issue of admission of representatives of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria to the PACE sessions after the example of Kosovo.
Dzitstsoity stressed that South Ossetia had repeatedly raised the question of their participation in the meetings of the PACE.