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Ossetian Separatists Accuse Georgia Of Attack

(RFE/RL) June 29, 2007 -- Separatists say a resident of the administrative capital, Tskhinvali, of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia was seriously injured and a home destroyed late on June 28 in a grenade attack that they blame on Georgian forces.

They say a separate attack targeted a nearby village.

Colonel Mamuka Kurashvili, the commander of Georgian peacekeepers in the area, denied any responsibility.

The incident is the biggest flare-up in months in the area, which is a source of tension between Georgia's central government and Moscow.

(Interfax, Reuters, AP)

Human Rights In Georgia

Human Rights In Georgia

Georgian police arresting a suspect in September 2006 (InterPressNews)

NOT A ROSY PICTURE: Ana Dolidze, former president of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association and a visiting scholar at Columbia University, told an RFE/RL briefing that many obstacles remain before Georgia's courts and law enforcement organs will be able to ensure human rights.


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