The court in The Hague decided on some crimes in Georgia in 2008

The court in The Hague decided on some crimes in Georgia in 2008

Court in The Hague decided on some crimes in Georgia in 2008

International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for three former officials of the so-called South Ossetia as part of the investigation of Russia's war against Georgia in 2008.

According to the press service of the court, a panel of three judges of the ISS a week earlier, based on a petition from the prosecutor of the Court, recognized the existence of sufficient grounds that the three suspects in the case of the Russian-Georgian war of 2008 can be held responsible for war crimes.

We are talking about Mikhail Mindzaev (former head of the “Ministry of Internal Affairs of South Ossetia”), Hamlet Guchmazov (“Head of the pre-trial detention center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs”) and Davide Sanakoev (“Commissioner of the President of South Ossetia for human rights”).

They are accused of involvement in episodes of kidnapping of civilian ethnic Georgians on the territory of the so-called South Ossetia in During the war, those placed in custody were held in harsh conditions in a pre-trial detention center and subjected to ill-treatment.

After that, Russia and the so-called authorities of the so-called South Ossetia used the detained civilians for the exchange of prisoners, because of which they were forced to leave their homes.

The Preliminary Trial Chamber instructed the Registrar of the International Criminal Court, Peter Lewis, to prepare a request for cooperation in order to apprehend and bring the suspects to trial.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich