Co-rapporteurs express deep concern at the death of a Georgian citizen in South Ossetia (Georgia)

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Kerstin Lundgren (Sweden, ALDE) and Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), have expressed their deep concern at, and condemned, the death of a Georgian citizen while being detained by the de facto authorities in Tskhinvali.

“We call upon the separatist authorities, as well as the authorities of the Russian Federation, as the de facto power in control, to conduct a full and transparent investigation into the death of Archil Tatunashvili, and to prosecute those responsible. In addition we call for the immediate release, and transfer to Tbilisi-administered territory, of the two other Georgian citizens that were detained together with Mr Tatunashvili,” the two co-rapporteurs said.

They also reaffirmed their strong support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and the inviolability of its international borders.