Georgia appeals to Strasbourg Court after kidnapping of teens
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 17 / corr. Trend N.Kirtzkhalia
Georgia has made a written appeal to the Strasbourg Court on Human Rights to respond to the kidnapping of four teenagers by South Ossetian separatists and Russian soldiers.
Georgia requested that the court "force Russia to release the teenagers immediately" in the letter, Georgian Attorney Ministry Deputy Tinatin Burdjaliani said at a briefing today.
The letter indicates other incidents of kidnapping, including 16 Georgian citizens from Gremishevi and five from Carelia. All have been released
According to Burjaliani, the Strasbourg Court issued an interim decision Aug. 12, 2008, which forced Russia to refrain from actions infringing human rights.
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