The death of Archil Tatunashvili and the detention of two citizens of Georgia have been discussed at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

The Georgian delegation provided the OSCE Member States with information on the death of Archil Tatunashvili, as well as on the detention of Levan Kutashvili and Ioseb Pavliashvili, as a result of Russia’s illegal activities, during the debates held at the OSCE Permanent Council, on 1 March 2018.  
Georgia’s representative spoke about the difficult human rights situation in Georgia’s occupied regions emphasizing that the local population is even denied minimal safeguards for their lives.
According to the statement, Archil Tatunashvili’s death is not an isolated case. In May 2016, so-called Russian borderguards shot to death Giga Otkhozoria whereas the case of David Basharuli who disappeared from the Akhalgori district in 2014 has not been yet investigated.
Condemning Russia’s provocative steps that obstruct the resolution of the conflict and pose a threat to the security and stability both in Georgia and in the region, the Georgian delegation called on Russia to respect its commitments under the Ceasefire Agreement of 12 August 2008. According to the Georgian delegation, Russia’s activities onace again points to the necessity of establishing international security arrangements and creating human rights monitoring mechanisms on the ground.
The Georgian delegation called on the the international community to take due measures to esnure that the body of Archil Tatunashvili is brought back to Georgia and Levan Kutashvili and Ioseb Pavliashvili return to the Georgian government-controlled territory.
The delegations of the European Union, the U.S. and Moldova to OSCE made statements in support for Georgia over the developments in the occupied Tskhinvali region.
Delegations of Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Norway, Montenegro, Ukraine, Moldova the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, aligned themselves with the statement made on behalf of the EU.