The General Prosecutor’s Office has released a statement regarding the arrest of Gigi Kalandadze, former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Georgia, in Germany.
The investigative agency is appealing to the German side for the extradition of Gigi Kalandadze to Georgia.
According to them, the case concerns the torture of a person arrested in July 2012 in connection with admitting the preparation of a terrorist act. The charge envisages imprisonment for a term of twelve to seventeen years.
The agency reports that Gigi Kalandadze was detained by the law enforcement agencies of the Federal Republic of Germany at the Berlin airport on December 19. He was wanted by Georgian law enforcement agencies.
In 2015, the Prosecutor General’s Office charged former Deputy Defense Minister Davit Akhalaia, former Deputy Chief of General Staff Giorgi (Gigi) Kalandadze, former Chief of the Military Police Department Megis Kardava, and former Deputy Chief of the Constitutional Security Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Abkhazia Roman Shamatava with torture and unlawful deprivation of liberty. However, Gigi Kalandadze was in Ukraine at that time.