The 2008 military conflict. South Ossetia. Photo: REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

15 December 2018, 09:07

ECtHR rejects seven claims of South-Ossetians against Georgia

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has refused to consider seven out of 1500 lawsuits filed against Georgia in connection with the 2008 military conflict, Inal Tasoev, the Ombudsman under the South-Ossetian President, has stated.

According to his version, the ECtHR has ignored the presented evidence, including eyewitnesses' testimonies and documentary evidence.

The decision made by the ECtHR was expected, said Alan Djussoev, the deputy head of the administration of the President of South Ossetia. In his opinion, such decisions are forming a negative attitude towards European organizations among the South-Ossetian society.

On August 8, 2008, hostilities began of Georgia with South Ossetia, in which Russia interfered. Active combat actions lasted for five days. On August 26, Vladimir Putin signed decrees, by which Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Let us remind you that on August 21 this year, Georgia appealed to the ECtHR with a complaint against Russia, accusing it of oppressing ethnic Georgians in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 14, 2018 at 08:47 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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