About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Ex-Police Officer, Wanted in Georgia, Arrested in Ukraine
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Dec.'12 / 21:34

Oleg Melnikov, former officer of the Interior Ministry’s Department for Constitutional Security (DCS) who is wanted in Georgia for charges related to exceeding official power committed with the use of violence, was arrested in Kiev on December 7, the Georgian Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Criminal charges were brought against Melnikov a week ago for allegedly beating up police officers almost eight years ago.

Data Akhalaia, former head of Interior Ministry’s Department for Constitutional Security (DCS); former deputy head of DCS Soso Topuridze and a former officer from the same department Geronti (Gia) Alania are also wanted by the Georgian law enforcement agencies for the same case of alleged beating of police officers in January, 2005; none of them are now in Georgia, according to the authorities.

One of them, Gia Alania, was among those four DCS officers who were convicted in connection to high-profile murder case of Sandro Girgvliani and then released in 2009 after pardon. Allegations persist that at the time investigation covered up possible involvement of Oleg Melnikov and Data Akhalaia in Girgvliani murder case, which occurred in 2006 in Tbilisi outskirts shortly after Sandro Girgvliani insulted one of the interior ministry officials in downtown Tbilisi café where Data Akhalaia and wife of then interior minister Vano Merabishvili were also present. The prosecutor’s office is now re-investigating this case.

The Interior Ministry said that proceedings had been launched to extradite Melnikov to Georgia.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2019, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
30