About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 14:37 - 29 Jul.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Official Repatriation of Chechen Refugees Launched
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 30 May.'05 / 14:45

19 Chechen refugees left Georgia’s Pankisi gorge on May 28 and returned back to Chechnya, Georgian Minister for Refugees and Accommodation Eter Astemirova told Civil Georgia on Monday.

Although, part of the Chechen refuges, which have been living in Pankisi gorge since 1999 already returned to Chechnya, this resent departure was the first officially registered repatriation.

Minister Eter Astemirova said that 202 more Chechen refugees, mostly elderly persons, have already expressed willingness to join this process of official repatriation.

This recent repatriation took place shortly after the delegation from Russia, which also included officials from pro-Moscow Chechen administration, visited Pankisi gorge on May 25, in an attempt to convince refugees to return back to Chechnya.

But some Chechen human rights activists are cautious about this repatriation.

“Although the [Russian] delegation pledged support and temporary places of settlement to the repatriated refugees, particular danger still persists, since there are no security guarantees,” human rights activist Aslanbek Abdulzakoev, who currently lives in Pankisi, told Civil Georgia on May 30.

Latest News
29 Jul.'16 14:37
Geostat: 2.9% GDP Growth in H1’16
Real GDP grew 3.1% y/y in the second quarter of 2016, after 2.6% growth in the first quarter.
29 Jul.'16 13:35
Political Ratings in NDI-Commissioned Poll
More than third of likely voters were undecided, according to poll fielded more than three months before elections.
29 Jul.'16 10:21
Defense Minister, State Minister for Reconciliation Resign, Effective Aug.1
PM has yet to name new ministers for two cabinet posts, which will become vacant next week.
28 Jul.'16 18:45
Investigators Interview Constitutional Court Judges over Alleged Pressure
Constitutional Court chair met Chief Prosecutor on July 28, a day after meeting the Prime Minister.
27 Jul.'16 17:51
Hungary’s FM Visits Tbilisi, Says EU Should Grant Visa-Free Travel to Georgia ‘Immediately’
He also said Hungary wants Georgia “to be invited in NATO as soon as possible.”
27 Jul.'16 15:19
Central Bank Cuts Key Rate to 6.75%
The central bank said that the key rate “is expected to be cut to 6% in a mid-term period.”
27 Jul.'16 13:27
NDI-Commissioned Public Opinion Survey
The poll shows respondents’ attitudes towards broad range of issues, among them foreign policy.
26 Jul.'16 23:05
Tbilisi Says Local Man ‘Physically Assaulted by Occupying Troops’ at S.Ossetia Administrative Border
The incident occurred close to the village of Kirbali of Gori municipality, southeast of Tskhinvali.
26 Jul.'16 15:19
Addressing Georgian Diplomats, PM Speaks of Foreign Policy Priorities
Georgian diplomacy should be capable of being adapted to fast changing int’l situation, he said.
26 Jul.'16 12:11
Prosecutor’s Office Probes into Alleged Pressure on Constitutional Court
Prosecutor’s office also opened investigation into alleged pressure by police on President’s relative.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
39