Crime against humanity must not go unpunished, - Murat Dzhioev

Thu, 25/06/2020 - 17:04

The year 2020 was declared the Year of remembrance by the decree of the President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, and there is a lot of responsible work to be done to prevent a repeat of the events of 1991 – 1992, 2004 and 2008, which occurred due to the fault of the Georgian barbarians, said Murat Dzhioev, presidential Plenipotentiary for post-conflict settlement.

In 2020, is marked the centennial of the genocide of the people of South Ossetia, in connection with which commemorative events will be held in the Republic throughout the year. The South Ossetian people perfectly remember all the atrocities; there are still living witnesses of genocide in the Republic. Ossetians were being kill, regardless of age and gender, including children ...

Today, the work is already underway to recognize the Ossetian genocide committed by Georgia by the international community. But, according to the Plenipotentiary, the recognition process is a complex matter and requires a lot of work.

“All these years, residents of South Ossetia have not forgotten for a second what the Georgian barbarians committed with the South Ossetian people in 1920, the events that we are especially recalling this year. Among the victims of the genocide are old people, women, children who did not have time to learn the taste of life. Therefore, we must carry out a large-scale work. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs began fruitful activity, appealed to the states of the whole world, and the Parliament made an appeal to the legislative bodies of many countries to recognize the genocide of our people,” the diplomat said about the work being done.

According to him, recognition would be an act of justice, because any crime against humanity should not have a statute of limitations, and should not go unpunished.

“This is in the name of the present and the future, and in memory of those people who innocently suffered as a result of the genocide. It is necessary to use the capabilities of public organizations, diasporas, and, of course, through official channels to bring the information to all of humanity. Unfortunately, until recently, although we have been talking about this since the 90s, there was very little information about the genocide of the Ossetian people, and outside Ossetia few people know about it,” he added.

According to the presidential decree, the Year of Remembrance is held in connection with "the centennial of the Ossetian genocide carried out in 1920 by the Georgian Democratic Republic, and as a tribute to the national memory of the victims of the genocide tragedy."

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