Russian ombudsman proposes setting up intl tribunal on South Ossetia

Russian ombudsman Vladimir Lukin proposes establishing an international tribunal on South Ossetia, which is to try the one who gave orders to flatten the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali.

“It is necessary to find out the responsible at a very high international level and to bring them to a legitimate international court,” he told reporters on Sunday. It is worth-while, may be, for this purpose to set up specially an international tribunal, as international tribunals were repeatedly formed on other cases of mass annihilation of people and mass destruction of cities.”

“Suspects should be fingered out among those who gave orders, and this should be thoroughly scrutinized and investigated,” the Russian human rights commissioner claimed. “The one who gave orders on the night destruction of Tskhinvali, is naturally the main responsible person,” he emphasised.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 10Aug08]

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