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After Assad Debacle, Syrian Opposition backs Georgia

Precisely a month after Georgia has severed diplomatic relations with the Damascus following Assad regime’s decision to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Tbilisi has scored a point by achieving the backing of the Syrian opposition for its territorial integrity. Georgian Public Television has quoted Nasr al-Hariri, President of the Syrian …

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Government Unveils Tatunashvili-Otkhozoria List

The Government of Georgia approved yesterday the so called Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list, a decree authorizing Foreign Affairs and Justice Ministries to work with foreign partners and international organizations on imposing visa restrictions against individuals included in the black list, and to ban their financial and property transactions. The list includes 33 persons, mostly …

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Georgia to Blacklist 33 Persons for Grave Human Rights Violations in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia

Georgian authorities will blacklist 33 persons convicted or charged with grave crimes committed against the citizens of Georgia in the occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali/South Ossetia since early 1990s. The draft government decree, which draws on the bipartisan parliamentary resolution and sets the so called “Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili List,” was presented by …

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Tskhinvali Makes Territorial Claims

The Moscow-backed authorities of Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia say some Ossetian territories were left outside their control and intend to probe into possible errors committed by “the state commission for delimitation and demarcation of the state border between Georgia and the Republic of South Ossetia.” The investigative commission was endorsed by …

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Two S.Ossetian Security Officers Charged over Tatunashvili Case in Absentia

On June 14, the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has filed charges in absentia against two South Ossetian security officers over the murder case of Archil Tatunashvili, a thirty-five-year-old Georgian citizen, who died while in detention by the Russian-backed authorities in Tskhinvali in February. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, Davit …

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UN General Assembly Passes Georgia IDP Resolution

The United Nations General Assembly adopted on June 12 Georgia-sponsored resolution reiterating the right of return of all displaced persons and refugees to Georgia’s Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia by a vote of 81 in favor to 16 against, with 62 abstentions. Similar non-binding resolutions have been passed by the UN General Assembly for eleven years …

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Tskhinvali Authorities Ban “Unsanctioned” Visit to Orthodox Church

The Russian-backed authorities of Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia have turned down the request of residents of village Adzvi in Gori Municipality to allow a visit and a church service at an Orthodox chapel located in the outskirts of the village, close to the occupation line. Adzvi lies on the Tbilisi-controlled territory, …

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Tskhinvali Announces New Restrictions for Ethnic Georgians

The Russian-backed authorities in Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia intend to introduce new restrictions for residents of Akhalgori, one of the region’s districts with predominantly ethnic Georgian population. The restrictions were announced by Tskhinvali leader Anatoly Bibilov, who visited the district on April 27 and held a working session with participation of …

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Internal Organs Missing from Tatunashvili’s Body, Lawyer Says

Tamar Avaliani, the lawyer of the family of Archil Tatunashvili, a thirty-five-year-old Georgian citizen, who died at the hands of the Russian-backed authorities in Tskhinvali on February 22, said the man was transferred to the Georgian authorities without his internal organs. Tamar Avaliani, who represents the family on behalf of the …

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Polish Embassy Welcomes Govt’s Peace Initiative

“Poland highly appraises and supports the package of proposals announced by the Government of Georgia for residents of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia,” the Polish Embassy in Georgia said in its statement yesterday. “The new initiative will enhance trade, increase access to education and enable local population to benefit from …

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