The August 2008 War between Georgia and Russia was a single most significant cause of displacement in Georgia in the 21st century. This war was an act of aggression, and resulted in the occupation of 127Georgian villages. It also claimed hundreds of civilian lives, and turned over 25,000 individuals into the displaced. The 5-day War obliterated entire villages, whereby deliberate destruction and burning of homes was used as tool of ethnic cleansing. Satellite images below tell the story of a concerted effort to prevent the return of the civilian Georgian population to their homes. These satellite photos are taken before and after the 2008 August War.
IN 2010 SURVEY, 87% OF|GEORGIA'S DISPLACED |INDICATED THEIR WISH |TO RETURN HOME|
TODAY, 84% OF PRE-WAR |GEORGIAN POPULATION |OF ABKHAZIA |IS DISPLACED
ETHNIC CLEANSING OF |GEORGIANS CAUSED |THE DISPLACEMENT OF |OVER 400,000 PERSONS
ETHNIC CLEANSING OF |GEORGIANS IN ABKHAZIA |AND TSKHINVALI REGION |CLAIMED 20.000 LIVES
PETITION ON RESPECT FOR AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE OCCUPIED ERRITORIES OF GEORGIA
Coalition for Justice is sponsoring this petition to urge you to work with the member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council to stop human rights violations taking place on the occupied territories of Georgia.1312 appeals have been sent from this site.