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Georgian journalist detained in South Ossetia for illegal activities

2009-05-31 19:26

Mari Otarashvili, the correspondent of Georgian The Rezonansi was detained today in Leninogori region by South Ossetian MA employees for illegal activities in the territory of the republic.


She tried to get information about the parliamentary elections in South Ossetia, having no accreditation."In accordance with the acting legislation, the illegal activities of the Georgian correspondent in the territory of South Ossetia was suppressed, Mari Otarashvili was proposed to leave the republic," said Valeriy Valiyev, the Interior Minister of South Ossetia - Res.

Previously Temur Iakobashvili, the Georgian State Minister for Reintegration Issues called the elections being held in South Ossetia unserious.

"What in South Ossetia is called the elections is far from true elections", he said - Interfax.

He also expressed skeptical attitude to the work of international observers in the South Ossetian polls. "We see they bought, at the price I do not know, one or two allegedly observers, possessing foreign passports - people, who represent no-one except themselves ", the State Minister said.

He doubts that "anyone can give any legitimization to unserious actions like these".


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