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South Ossetian Opposition Group Protests In Moscow

South Ossetia leader Eduard Kokoity (right, seen talking with refugees from South Ossetian conflict zone in Vladikvakaz in March) was the target of the demonstration.
MOSCOW -- About 150 opposition activists from South Ossetia have held an unapproved protest in front the Russian Duma in Moscow, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The protesters object to the policies of South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity.

Alan Gassiev, a member of the political council of the opposition People's Party, told RFE/RL that Kokoity is implementing "antidemocratic politics."

The demonstrators held signs saying "Kokoity, Where Is Russia's Money?" and "No to Blacklists, Yes to Fair Elections!"

Gassiev said the opposition will do everything to establish real democracy and justice in South Ossetia.

South Ossetia is a breakaway Georgian region that was the scene of the Russian-Georgian war in August.

Russia and Nicaragua are the only two countries in the world that recognize South Ossetia as an independent state.