Opinion: Dzhioeva's supporters should be released
The head of the Moscow Ossetian community Valery Kabolov believes that supporters of the leader of opposition Alla Dzhioeva, arrested in Vladikavkaz, should be released.
Recall, about a month ago in the capital of North Ossetia there were arrested a few active members of Dzhioeva's staff - Vladislav Khugaev, Vladislav Kaloyev, Soslan Coco, Robert Tabuyev and Taimuraz Gagloev. They were charged with several crimes, including possession of arms and drugs. Representatives of Dzhioeva have repeatedly expressed the need to release the detainees. They are going to hold a meeting in Vladikavkaz under the same slogan on December 30.
As the head of the Moscow Ossetian community Valery Kabolov noted in an interview to GeorgiaTimes, such demands of staff of ex-Minister of Education of Republic of South Ossetia are absolutely legal. "Everything that happens in Vladikavkaz with the detention of opposition leaders - this is disgraceful and I support the aspirations to release these people", he said.
However, Kabolov added that popular uprisings and protests are ineffective in dealing with such issues. "I am skeptical towards the meeting, because they do not bring results. The actions of opposition must be effective and should be useful, but I am afraid that this rally cannot resolve the situation. We support the president elected by the people. We believe that she is the president and the power in South Ossetia is in fact captured by a junta. But we choose the most effective way to resolve this issue", Valery Kabolov stressed.