Houses of Dzhioeva's supporters were searched
Houses of the supporters of Alla Dzhioeva, former Education Minister of South Ossetia, were searched seizing computers and cell phones belonging to staff of the opposition. In particular, they had seized the property of Elina Marzoeva, human rights activist and lawyer Ruslan Magkaev and Ruslan Kaloyev. In addition, Magkaev was deprived ofnews materils, the "Caucasian Knot" reported on Friday.
According to Magkaeva, the searches were carried out by the FSB officers, who had a resolution of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on behalf of South Ossetia's Prosecutor General's Office on suspicion of preparing to seize power in South Ossetia. Also, according to Magkaeva it's known that her father and Marzoeva had been called for a conversation to the Federal Security Service, the agency REGNUM reported.
Dzhioeva's supporters argue that the searches had been held held in connection with the upcoming Dzhioeva's inauguration, scheduled for February 10. Also, members of the opposition do not exclude that the work of the web site "uasamonga.ru", which had been covering the situation with the six Dzhioeva's supporters arrested in late 2011 in Vladikavkaz on charges of drug possession and weapons, was it's cause.
In the meantime, on Friday, Alla Dzhioeva made an appeal to candidates who intend to run for re-election, scheduled for March 25, urging them to refuse to participate in it and to recognize her duly elected head of state.
"Participating in illegitimate elections of March 25, 2012, and even more so as a presidential candidate, you will inevitably demonstrate your contempt for notions of fairness and the law and all other fundamental rights and normal qualities of normal society", RIA Novosti quoted Dzhioeva's appeal.