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Nona Salaghaia

Color TV-Set and Black-and-White Reality

IDPs have problems almost everywhere and they are constantly “assisted” however this assistance is ineffective because they permanently have problems everywhere. Very often the assistance is not only ineffective but also imaginary and IDPs claim that it is part of PR campaign largely shown on TV. It is not doubtful that internally displaced people feel very insulted by similar treatment. (more…)

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By Colum Lynch

Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, June 15, 2009; 8:54 PM

UNITED NATIONS, June 15– Russia on Monday vetoed a U.N. resolution authorizing the continued presence of nearly 150 U.N. peacekeepers in Georgia, abruptly ending a 15-year long U.N. effort to monitor Georgia’s fragile border with the separatist territory of Abkhazia. (more…)

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Monday 15 June 2009

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REUTERS – Failure to extend the United Nation’s monitoring presence in Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia region would undermine stability and leave ethnic Georgians there unprotected, the mission head said on Friday. (more…)

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Gela Mtivlishvili, Kakheti

Because of hard social-economical conditions Ossetian people living in several villages of Kakheti region flee from Georgia. Some move to Tskhinvali and others resettle in Vladikavkaz. Scholars of Conflicts and human rights defenders claim that the reason for their resettlement has an ethnic factor together with a factor involving social conditions. (more…)

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By Human Rights Watch

The loss of lives and livelihoods from cluster munitions used by Russia and Georgia during the August 2008 armed conflict reinforces the importance of the new treaty banning the weapon, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United States, China, Russia, Georgia, and other countries opposed to the ban treaty are meeting in Geneva this week in a last-ditch attempt to conclude a separate, far weaker treaty. The 80-page report, “A Dying Practice: Use of Cluster Munitions by Russia and Georgia in August 2008,” is the first comprehensive report on cluster munition use by Russia and Georgia in their week-long conflict over the separatist enclave of South Ossetia. Human Rights Watch field investigations in August, September, and October 2008 documented dozens of civilian deaths and injuries from the use of cluster munitions, including casualties after the fighting ended. Unexploded submunitions continue to threaten civilians.

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By Targeted News Service

Human Rights Watch researchers have uncovered evidence that Russian aircraft dropped cluster bombs in populated areas in Georgia, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring dozens, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called upon Russia to immediately stop using cluster bombs, weapons so dangerous to civilians that more than 100 nations have agreed to ban their use. (more…)

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MOSCOW, August 11 (RIA Novosti) – The U.S. criticized Russia on Monday over what it called a ‘disproportionate’ response to Georgia’s attack on the capital of breakaway South Ossetia on August 8.

“I’ve expressed my grave concern about the disproportionate response of Russia and that we strongly condemn the bombing outside of South Ossetia,” U.S. President George Bush told the NBC channel. (more…)

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