TBILISI, DFWatch – The popular opposition leader in South Ossetia, Alla Dzhioyeva, has been detained, reports Ekho Kavkaza.
The internet portal writes that unidentified officials entered the politician’s headquarters and detained Dzioyeva, who refused to go with the investigator to be interrogated.
At 18:00 Thursday an investigator from the region’s prosecutor’s office came to the office and urgently asked having Dzhioeva questioned as a witness.
According to Ekho Kavkaza’s correspondent, she refused, and a few minutes later, around fifteen people broke into the office wearing camouflage fatigues and masks.
“Alla Dzhioeva had a heart attack, but before the arrival of the doctors, no one was allowed to provide emergency assistance.”
The news site further reports that armed people took several people together with Dzhioyeva. It is not known where they were taken.
Dzhioyeva had planned to hold her inauguration tomorrow, after several unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with de facto government led by acting president Vadim Brovtsev.
She won a decisive victory in the run-off election in November, but the supreme court cancelled the results after a complaint about violations. Dzhioyeva and her supporters consider the court’s decision illegal, and have been campaigning to have her installed as the legitimate leader.
The second most popular candidate, Anatoly Bibilov, earlier this week refused to take part in a rescheduled election on March 25 because the situation is too tense right now.