Official Abkhaz sources claim bomb blast killed four, while Tbilisi and Ossetian leaders accuse each other of perpetrating ‘terrorist attacks’ · Germany presents peace proposal for Abkhazia.
According to Human Rights Watch, Russia’s counter-insurgency tactics include killings, torture and disappearances · Several sources suggest that a new war in the North Caucasus may be imminent.
Martin Scheinin, UN Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism, calls for 'incomunicado' detention to be scrapped and expresses concern over the lack of 'independent and rapid' investigations into allegations of torture.
As Israelis celebrate sixty years of the state of Israel, Palestinian Arabs remember 1948 as the year their land was occupied and armed conflict began · After yet more talks, Israel claims to have reached ‘understandings’ with the Palestinians.
PUBLICATIONS. Nationalia provides a bibliography dedicated to Israel and Palestine, listing a selection of recent publications on the conflict.
Several human rights organizations have formally asked the Spanish Government to respect the right to political asylum of Murat Gasayev, an Ingush man accused by the Russian Government of taking part in terrorist acts · Amnesty International has already highlighted the risks he could face if extradited to Russia.