Opposition leader in S Ossetia in coma as riot police raids her office

Russia and Georgia fought a brief war over the status of South Ossetia, which resulted in their semi-autonomy, and increased Russian influence.

open quoteThe situation in Tskhinvali region became tense, Alla Dzhioyeva, the candidate of the so-called presidential elections of South Ossetia was hospitalized on Thursday, after law enforcers break into the headquarter of the party.

A doctor in the hospital said Dzhioyeva suffered a hypertensive crisis and was presently in intensive care.close quote

Her opponent, Anatoly Bibilov, claimed to be backed by Russia.

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