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Woman Detained Near Tskhinvali Returns to Georgia Proper

A 37-year-old Georgian citizen, Maia Otinashvili, a resident of village Khurvaleti in Gori Municipality, detained on charges of “crossing the state border of South Ossetia,” was released after eleven-day custody in Tskhinvali prison. Otinashvili was handed over to the Georgian authorities on October 9 in Ergneti, a village south of Tskhinvali, the …

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Tbilisi Calls for Detained Woman’s Immediate Release

Georgian leaders have unanimously condemned the detention of a 37-year-old Georgian citizen, Maia Otinashvili, a resident of village Khurvaleti in Gori Municipality, on charges of “crossing the state border of South Ossetia,” and called for her immediate release. In a statement on October 3, PM Mamuka Bakhtadze said the Government …

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Georgian Citizen Sent to Pretrial Custody in Tskhinvali

A 37-year-old citizen of Georgia Maia Otinashvili, who was detained for “illegally crossing the state border,” near Khurvaleti, a village in Gori Municipality adjacent to Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, was sentenced to two months in pretrial custody. According to the “security service” of the Moscow-backed Tskhinvali authorities, Maia Otinashvili, mother of …

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OSCE Secretary General Visits Georgia, Meets Georgian Leaders

OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger, who was on a two-day visit to Georgia on September 12-13, met yesterday with Georgian leaders, discussing human rights and security situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. Greminger reiterated the OSCE commitment to the Geneva International Discussions and its Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism. …

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Two Polish Tourists Arrested in S.Ossetia Released

Two Polish citizens arrested for “illegally crossing the state border” were released on September 3, the Moscow-backed Tskhinvali authorities reported today. The region’s “security service” said the two tourists were detained on September 1 near village Khodzi in Java District of Tskhinvali Region as they were trying reach Lake Keli …

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Merkel Travels to Occupation Line, Completes Georgia Visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was on a two-day visit to Georgia on August 23-24, traveled today to the occupation line near village Odzisi adjacent to Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. In a statement on August 24, the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) said, Merkel was shown physical barriers along the occupation line …

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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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UN Ambassadors Visit Occupation Line, Meet Georgian Officials

Eight United Nations (UN) Permanent Representatives from Latin America, Africa and Asia, who are paying a visit to Georgia on May 5-12, met with Georgian leaders, and traveled to the occupation line near village Khurvaleti adjacent to Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. The group includes permanent representatives of Congo, Saint Vincent and …

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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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