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Amnesty International drew conclusions of the last years’ war in Caucasus2009-08-11 11:41
One year on from the war between Georgia and the Russian Federation, thousands of civilians remain stranded from their homes with little hope for return.gt-en-newsitem-inside
An estimated 30,000 people, mostly ethnic Georgians, are displaced, according to a new Amnesty International report released on Friday. The sense of tension and insecurity in the South Ossetia region prevents many more from returning home and carrying on with their lives -GHN.
"Hundreds of thousands of people have to face a new reality created by the conflict and the authorities have the responsibility to make the transition as smooth as possible. They are also responsible for providing justice and reparation for the victims," said Nicola Duckworth, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International.
"The situation is aggravated by the reduced capacity for international scrutiny after the closure of the monitoring missions of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the UN, while the only internationally mandated monitors, those of the European Union Monitoring Mission, currently cannot enter areas controlled by the de facto authorities in South Ossetia (and the other breakaway region of Abkhazia)," the press release of Amnesty International states.
Last autumn Amnesty International published a report giving evidence of guilt of all the sides, participating in the war in South Ossetia, as in the course of that conflict no differences between military purposes and civilian population were made. Amnesty International admits it was Georgia who started the aggression.