Relatives of 28-year-old Inal Dzhabiev, who was allegedly tortured to death in a Russian-occupied Tskhinvali police station on August 28, have gathered in front of the governmental administration building last night after the funeral of the deceased.
Protesters demanded the murderers of Inal Dzhabiev be punished.
Some of the protesters tried several times to invade the de facto governmental administration building on several occasions.
Inal Dzhabiev was arrested on charges of attempting to kill the occupied region’s de facto Interior Minister Igor Naniev on August 26. Dzhabiev’s relatives say that he was tortured in the Tskhinvali police station for two days, which caused his death.
After the photos of Dzhabiev’s body were published on social media, the situation in the Tskhinvali region escalated. The photos showed that the deceased young man had injuries on his body.
Members of opposition parties demanded the resignation of de facto President Anatoly Bibilov and so-called prosecutor general two days ago. They also demanded punishment of those who were involved in the torture of Inal Dzhabiev.
On August 28 Bibilov dismissed his government.
RES news agency reported that Bibilov’s decision came in response to protests over the death of Inal Dzhabiev.