South Ossetian prisoners who were on hunger strike in Tskhinvali last Friday were severely beaten, local media report. [Read more…]
Georgian vigilante group Power in Unity has claimed responsibility for bringing down an unarmed South Ossetian drone. South Ossetian authorities reacted angrily to the downing, accusing the Georgian police of shooting down the drone themselves. [Read more…]
South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov has announced the construction of a checkpoint in the village of Tsnelisi (Uista) after unsuccessful negotiations with the Georgian government to remove their own checkpoint in the area. [Read more…]
A heated meeting between Georgian and South Ossetian officials has ended without results after Georgian police set up a new police checkpoint near the border. The meeting came at a time of increased tension following the erection by Russian troops of new fences along the disputed South Ossetian border. [Read more…]
T G, 70 years old, Zardiantkari
‘When they started setting houses on fire, and burned down my cousins’ houses, we were forced to run away. We were afraid that they would burn us all. So we ran.’
The property and land of two Georgian families have been cut off from Georgian government-controlled territory in the village of Gugutiantkari, near South Ossetia, after Russian border guards set up new fences on 7 August. [Read more…]
University applicants living in Abkhazia who were unable to take their entrance exams after the closure of the Enguri (Ingur) crossing will be admitted to without exams. [Read more…]
The Akhalgori (Leningor) District court has found South Ossetian journalist Tamara Mearakishvili not guilty of charges of slander and falsely obtaining citizenship on the basis of forged documentation.
The appearance of a Russian Duma MP in the Georgian Parliamentary chair seat has triggered protests across Georgia as politicians from both opposition and ruling parties condemned the action. Sergey Gavrilov, who was escorted out of parliament, warned that ‘negotiations on humanitarian-economic issues between the two countries may fail’ due to the incident. [Read more…]
The ruling United Ossetia Party has lost their majority in South Ossetia’s parliament, winning just 14 of 34 seats.