The de-facto South Ossetian parliament is holding the second extraordinary session where the recent developments in occupied Tskhinvali and dismissal of so-called General Prosecutor are being discussed.
The issues were put on the agenda after protests began in occupied Tskhinvali following death of a prisoner in pre-detention isolator arrested on charge of an attack on de-facto Minister of Internal Affairs.
Anatoly Bibilov, so-called president of Russian occupied Tskhinvali region dismissed de-facto South Ossetian government late on August 28. Bibilov’s decision was preceded by a resignation notice of Erik Pukhaev, “prime minister” of the Kremlin-backed region.
Tskhinvali based RES news agency reported that Bibilov’s decision comes in response to the protests over the death of Inal Jabiev, a 28-year-old man detained earlier on charges of attempted murder of the occupied region’s so-called interior minister Igor Naniev.
Jabiev died in hospital where he was transferred from the temporary detention facility being in unconscious condition.
Jabiev’s death sparked hundreds of people, including South Ossetian ‘lawmakers’ and ‘heads of various departments,’ to hit the streets earlier on Friday, demanding an immediate investigation, dismissal of the entire “government,”and an extraordinary parliamentary session.
The protesters at Tskhinvali’s central square were addressed by Bibilov, who announced the ousting of Naniev. Bibilov said that criminal case into the death of Jabiev had been initiated and promised to hold those responsible to be held accountable.