Georgian Foreign Ministry speaks of ‘blatant violations of human rights’ in its report on occupied territories

 Russia occupies 20 percent of Georgian territories. Photo: Foreign Ministry press office., 20 Feb 2020 - 16:31, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Foreign Ministry has released its 2019 Compilation Report on human rights violations in the Russia-occupied territories of Georgia, stating that last year ‘was marked by grave and blatant violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including but not limited to violations of the right to life’ in the Russian-controlled Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions.

The report provided findings and examples of torture and ill-treatment, arbitrary detention, violations of the right to freedom of movement, the right to return, the right to health, the right to property and the right to education in one’s native language.