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Georgia: Commissioner Hammarberg brings process of releases forward

[21/12/09 11:00] On Saturday, three detained minors were released following the intervention of Thomas Hammarberg in Tskhinvali. "These young people were reunited with their families, two of them after more than a month in detention; the third one had been held more than five months. This process must continue, and more needs to be done to resolve the remaining cases on both sides. This includes ensuring the protection and release of detainees and conducting effective investigations to clarify the fate of missing persons. I appeal to the sides to take decisive steps so that other families can be reunited with their loved ones or at least be given the opportunity to know the full truth about their fate."