Archil Tatunashvili

South Ossetia demands removal of protest group from conflict zone

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

IPRM meeting at Ergneti. (SUS.) TBILISI, DFWatch--South Ossetia demands the withdrawal of the Georgian anti-occupation civic group from the vicinity of the conflict zone due to 'security considerations'. This demand, which was aired at the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting at the village of Ergneti on Tuesday was rejected by Georgian authorities. [...]

Georgia indicts two South Ossetian officials for Tatunashvili’s torture and murder

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Prosecutor’s Office has indicted two South Ossetian officials for involvement in the abduction and torture of a Georgian former soldier in Akhalgori, an enclave under control of the breakaway region. Davit Gurtsiev, the head of de facto security body in Akhalgori, […]

Outrage in Georgia over Ossetian officer’s hospital treatment

By | June 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

AKHALGORI, DFWatch–Georgians took to social media to express their outrage on Friday after it emerged that a South Ossetian officer was receiving treatment at a Tbilisi hospital. It is being speculated that he might be implicated in the murder of Archil Tatunashvili, […]

Forensic examination shows that Archil Tatunashvili was tortured before he died

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Photos: Giorgi Tatunashvili, kissing the forehead of his deceased son Archil at the funeral. March 24. (RFE/RL.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A new forensic examination carried out in Georgia concludes that Archil Tatunashvili, a former soldier who died in a prison in South Ossetia February 23, was most likely killed. The body had nearly a hundred different injuries and signs that indicate he was tortured. […]

South Ossetia hands over body of deceased detainee

By | March 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

The car with the body of Archil Tatinashvili crossing into Georgia proper near Akhalgori. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–South Ossetian de facto authorities late Tuesday evening handed over to Georgian law enforcers the body of a Georgian war veteran who died in Tskhinvali under suspicious circumstances. The release of Archil Tatunashvili’s body was facilitated by the Red Cross. […]

South Ossetia lets two Georgians go but still refuses to hand over body of deceased prisoner

By | March 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Ketevan Tsikhelashvili and Sozar Subari meet with newly released Levan Kutashvili and Ioseb Pavliashvili. (Photo courtesy of the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Separatist authorities in control of the South Ossetia region Sunday released two Georgian men who were detained about three weeks ago, but still refused to hand over the body of a third detainee who died in detention. […]

South Ossetia deploys security force to Akhalgori, conducting stop and search

By | March 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Tskhinvali OMON. 2016. (Osinform.) TBILISI, DFWatch–South Ossetia has imposed strict security measures in Akhalgori, the only part of the breakaway republic inhabited predominantly by ethnic Georgians. Units of the region’s riot police have been deployed to the town of Akhalgori and its surroundings. […]

South Ossetia launches ‘genocide’ accusations as pressure builds to transfer deceased prisoner’s body

By | March 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–South Ossetia’s de facto authorities still refuse to hand over the body of a former Georgian soldier who died after what appears to have been physical abuse by prison guards, and has instead repeated allegations that the 2008 war was a ‘genocide’ against Ossetians. […]

Georgia demands investigation into death of war veteran in South Ossetia prison

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch--A former Georgian military serviceman died Friday morning in South Ossetia after what appears to have been physical abuse by prison guards. Georgia demands an immediate and impartial investigation of the incident and access to the corpse for Georgian forensic experts. The breakaway region’s Security Ministry announced the death of Archil Tatunashvili Friday morning. According [...]