The decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) against de facto officials of Georgia’s Russian-occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region concerning cases of crimes committed during the 2008 Russia-Georgia war mark a “win for Georgia”, Nikoloz Samkharadze, the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) MP who chairs the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Friday.
International Criminal Court has just issued arrest warrant for three "south Ossetian" de-factos for crimes committed in 2008 war. Georgia wins. https://t.co/uGLeterjQZ— Nikoloz Samkharadze (@Samkharadze79) March 10, 2022
Samkharadze responded to the March 10 ICC ruling against de facto officials of the occupied region, in which arrest warrants were introduced against them for cases of torture and ill-treatment of Georgian civilians during the 2008 conflict.
The individuals are accused of crimes including unlawful confinement, torture, inhumane treatment, violation of personal dignity, hostage-taking and unlawful transfer.