03 September 2020, 23:18
In South Ossetia, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs removed from office
The President of South Ossetia signed a decree on the removal from office of Andrei Tskhovrebov, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Chief of the Criminal Militia of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), whose subordinates were detained in a criminal case on the death of Inal Djabiev.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Inal Djabiev was detained in a criminal case on an attempted assassination of Igor Naniev, the Minister of Internal Affairs of South Ossetia. On August 28, the detained man died. Photos with signs of severe beatings on the detainee's body were disseminated on the Internet. Eight employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) were detained in the case on the Inal Djabiev's death.
On the day of Inal Djabiev's death, hundreds of South-Ossetian residents rallied in front of the government building and demanded the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers (CoM) and the republic's head. The protesters stayed in the central square overnight and dispersed only in the morning, but in the afternoon, they began gathering again there. On August 31, Djabiev's funeral turned into a crowded procession.
Anatoly Bibilov, President of South Ossetia, dismissed Andrei Tskhovrebov, Chief of the South-Ossetian MIA's Criminal Militia.
People who were supposed to protect law and order have committed a crime, and they should be and will be punished to the fullest extent of the law, Anatoly Bibilov declares.
The President of South Ossetia ha also added that meanwhile, he is preparing a response to MPs, who demanded the removal from office of the General Prosecutor of South Ossetia.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 3, 2020 at 05:43 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.