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Call for immediate release of teenagers in South Ossetia, Georgia

Statement by Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Samuel ┼Żbogar and Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland

Strasbourg, Ljubljana, 16 November 2009 - “We are deeply concerned about the prolonged detention of teenagers by the de facto authorities of South Ossetia. Nowhere in Europe should teenagers be detained as a result of political and security issues.
As Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and Secretary General of the Council of Europe, we call for their immediate release”.