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12 June 2020, 13:39

MPs voice their version of conflict in South-Ossetian Parliament

At their session, MPs have demanded to sort out the situation with the incident in the Tskhinvali colony, since this is the second emergency there within ten months; instead they used physical force and insults, MPs have stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in connection with the incident in the Tskhinvali colony, about 20 MPs appealed to Alan Tadtaev, the Speaker of the South-Ossetian Parliament, with a request to convene an extraordinary parliament session. At the June 6 session, where the incident in the colony was discussed, physical force was used against some MPs, parliamentarians wrote in a Telegram channel.

On June 5, at least 6 inmates of the Tskhinvali colony were hospitalized with laceration wounds after a conflict with the colony administration. Inmates' relatives gathered outside South-Ossetian parliament and demanded to investigate the incident. They stated that the convicts had been beaten up.

The addressees of the MPs' statement are all residents of South Ossetia, who will be interested in what had happened, David Sanakoev, an MP from the "Nykhas" parliamentary party, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. He claims that some MPs were verbally abused; and physical force was applied to one MP, who was not allowed to leave the hall.

An independent MP, who was also present at the session, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that the MPs were not told the details of what happened in the penal colony. "We were only told that there were no beatings, and those who injured themselves were treated. But we were accused of keeping in touch with the criminal world," he said, stressing that MPs had demanded to convene an emergency session, trying to figure out what was happening in the colony, since this is the second incident there in recent years.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 12, 2020 at 04:25 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Semyon Charny; Source: CK correspondent

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