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Interpol Issues Arrest Warrant for Two S.Ossetian Security Officers Charged over Tatunashvili Case

Two South Ossetian security officers charged in absentia 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, are now wanted in 192 countries under the jurisdiction of Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization. Interpol’s General Secretariat made …

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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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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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Tatunashvili Laid to Rest with Full Military Honors

Tatunashvili Laid to Rest with Full Military Honors, 24 March, 2018. Photo: Eana Korbezashvili/Civil.ge Archil Tatunashvili, a thirty-five-year-old Georgian citizen, who died at the hands of the Russian-backed authorities in Tskhinvali on February 22, was laid to rest at Mukhatgverdi military cemetery in the outskirts of Tbilisi. Initially, the man was …

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Tatunashvili ‘Presumably’ Tortured, Forensic Expert Says

Irakli Toidze, a forensic expert at the Tbilisi-based Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture – Empathy, says Archil Tatunashvili’s body had “multiple [blunt] injuries, scratches and bruises almost all over the body.” Toidze, who attended the forensic examination at the National Forensics Bureau on behalf of the center, told the media outlets …

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Tatunashvili’s Body Released to Family

The body 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, was released to his family, few hours after his mortal remains were transferred to the Georgian authorities. The body was delivered to Tsilkani settlement of internally displaced …

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Tatunashvili’s Body Transferred to Georgian Authorities

The body of Archil Tatunashvili was transferred to the Georgian authorities through the International Committee of the Red Cross, March 20, 2018. Photo: cominf.org The body 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, was transferred to …

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Russian Patriarchate to Help Repatriate Tatunashvili’s Body

The Russian Orthodox Patriarchate will assist in securing the release of Archil Tatunashvili’s body to his family, the Georgian Orthodox Patriarchate said in its statement yesterday. The announcement came two days after Georgian Patriarch Ilia II appealed to his Russian counterpart, expressing regret that Tatunashvili’s parents were unable to “lay …

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Tskhinvali Reluctant to Release Tatunashvili’s Body

The 85th Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting in Ergneti, which was held on March 1 to discuss the handover of Archil Tatunashvili’s body and the return of two other Georgian citizens to the Tbilisi-controlled territory, proved unsuccessful. Kakhaber Kemoklidze, deputy head at the Georgian State Security Service’s department …

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CSO Coalition on Archil Tatunashvili’s Death

A group of eighteen civil society organizations, united under the Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia, issued a joint statement on March 2, expressing their concern over the death of a Georgian citizen, Archil Tatunashvili, who died at the hands of the Russian-backed Tskhinvali authorities following his detention on February 22. Archil …

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U.S. State Department on Tatunashvili’s Death

“The United States is deeply concerned by the death of a Georgian citizen, Archil Tatunashvili, during his February 22nd arrest and detention in the Russian-occupied Georgian territory of South Ossetia,” State Department’s Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press briefing on February 27.  “The United States is also deeply concerned …

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CoE Congress President, PACE Rapporteurs on Tatunashvili’s Death

Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, President of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, expressed her concern over the death of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili, who died at the hands of the Russian-backed Tskhinvali authorities following his detention on February 22. “I would like to join with the entire international …

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U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ over Tatunashvili’s Death

“The United States is deeply concerned by the death of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili during his February 22 arrest and detention in Tskhinvali,” the United States Embassy in Georgia said in its statement on February 26. The U.S. Embassy expressed its condolences to the family of the deceased and called …

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