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Stanislav Kotsba - Georgia (Abkhazia)

During the Abkhaz – Georgian war, Stanislav Kotsba was a volunteer deminer on the Abkhaz side. During one of the demining operations, his metal detector failed and he stepped on a landmine, wounding both upper and lower limbs. Later in the hospital his left foot was removed. His right foot still carries a piece of shrapnel.

Stanislav is trained in law and works in the area of criminal statistics in the General Prosecutor’s office in Abkhazia. He supports the activities of the Abkhazia Campaign to Ban Landmines, and is a volunteer at the Rehabilitation Center of the Association Inva-Support (AIS) in Abkhazia. AIS is the oldest disability NGO in Abkhazia. His work at AIS includes providing advice to people with disabilities on local legislation and monitoring a range of programs for people with disabilities in Abkhazia. Together with representatives of other organizations of people with disabilities, he participates in the Coordination Council on Issues of the Disabled, which lobbies on equal opportunities issues in the local legislature.

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