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What Happened to South Ossetia’s Iron Lady?

(Note: This post was updated with links to video and photos on February 15, 2012.)

“I was dragged like an overripe watermelon,” said South Ossetia’s self-proclaimed leader, Alla Joiyeva, in what appears to be her first interview about the de-facto government-ordered raid five days ago that left her hospitalized.

“People with guns and in masks barged in, destroying the doors, furniture …and tried to take me away by force,” said Jioyeva describing to Russian Reporter how riot police (OMON) allegedly stormed her office on February 9, the eve of her planned inauguration as de-facto president of the tiny, breakaway region.

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