Up in Flames. Humanitarian Law Violations and Civilian Victims in the Conflict over South Ossetia.

22 12 2009

URL: http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2009/01/22/flames-0. Source: Human Rights Watch.

This 200-page report details indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks by both Georgian and Russian forces, and the South Ossetian forces’ campaign of deliberate and systematic destruction of certain ethnic Georgian villages in South Ossetia. It also describes Russia’s failure to ensure public order and safety in areas of Georgia that were under its effective control. The report is based on more than 460 interviews done over several months of field research.

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