02 December 2020, 15:32

The Hague Foundation announces help to victims of "Five-Day War" in Georgia

The Georgian victims of the August 2008 war will receive 600,000 euros for medical treatment and rehabilitation, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Foundation in The Hague has announced.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in August, on the Georgian-South-Ossetian border, on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the "Five-Day War", protest actions were held, the participants of which stood for the territorial integrity of Georgia. Georgian authorities withdrew from investigating the conflict in South Ossetia and did not even compile a list of victims; and the victims of the war received no compensations, human rights defenders assert.

On August 8, 2008, Russia intervened in the Georgian-South-Ossetian conflict. After the end of hostilities, the Russian Federation recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The victims of the conflict remain in distress and disbelieve in the restoration of justice, human rights defenders have stressed.

Georgia became the first European country for which the ICC's Directorate of the Victims' Foundation in The Hague has developed an assistance programme.

The programme provides for help in medical treatment, physical and psychological rehabilitation, as well as material assistance, the Georgian "Channel One" has reported with reference to Scott Bartel, the head of the programme for Georgia of the ICC Victims' Foundation.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 2, 2020 at 09:20 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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