South Ossetia plans to open a customs post in Akhalgori (Leningor), a Georgian-populated settlement in South Ossetia which borders Georgian-controlled territory. Georgian authorities have said the initiative has no future. [Read more…]
Tamara Mearakishvili, a journalist and activist in South Ossetia, was detained in the town of Akhalgori (Leningor) at around 17:20 on 16 August while local police searched her house for ‘extremist literature’.
The de facto republic of South Ossetia is considering opening up trade with the rest of Georgia. However, the proposals are meeting resistance from those opposed to trading with their ‘enemy’.