UN intervened in the case of extradition to Georgia of Megisa Kardava

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UN intervened in the case of extradition to Georgia of Megisa Kardava

UN intervened in the case of extradition to Georgia of Megisa Kardava

Former Chief of the Military Police of Georgia, accused in more than ten criminal cases, taken under international protection 09/15/2021, Sputnik Georgia

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TBILISI, 15 Sep – Sputnik. The issue of extradition from Ukraine of the former chief of the Georgian military police Megis Kardava will be considered by the UN within three months, Sputnik was told by Kardava’s lawyer Malkhaz Velidzhanashvili. On September 13, the Ukrainian court decided to transfer to Georgia the official wanted by the Georgian authorities of the times of Mikhail Saakashvili within the next two weeks, about this Maksim Sichenko, a Ukrainian lawyer for Kardava, told the media. Ukraine will extradite an official from the times of Saakashvili to Georgia >>> Since the arrest, Kardava has been under house arrest in Ukraine. On September 11 it became known that the Ukrainian authorities were ready to extradite him to Georgia. On the same day, information appeared about the death of a Ukrainian judge who was considering the extradition case. The body of Vitaly Pisants was found in the village of Pogreby in the house where he came to visit; the exact cause of death is still unknown. The Ukrainian press does not exclude that this is due to the judge’s professional activities. According to lawyer Malkhaz Velidzhanashvili, the international protection under which Kardava was taken indicates that political persecution is being conducted against his client, and the United Nations knows about it. As far as procedures are concerned, in my opinion, the political persecution against him (Kardava) is so obvious that a truly democratic state cannot extradite him. terminated this procedure, which was completely illegal, “the lawyer said. As Velidzhanashvili said, the document is valid for three months after publication. During this time, the UN will consider the Kardav case and give the Ukrainian side recommendations. “The UN will study this case within three months, and, possibly, will provide some recommendations,” Velidzhanashvili said. At the same time, the lawyer noted that Ukraine has not yet resolved the issue on granting Kardava political asylum, therefore, simultaneously conducting the case on his extradition is initially erroneous. The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia demands the extradition of Megis Kardav in more than ten criminal cases in which he appears. Kardava was convicted in absentia. He was found guilty in absentia of “degrading or inhuman treatment” by the so-called. prison riot and sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. He was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison for torturing prisoners in the case of the Navtlug Special Operation. in the vicinity of the village of Narazeni, Zugdidi region (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region). For this he received nine years in prison. Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.

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Former chief of the Georgian military police, accused in more than ten criminal cases, taken under international protection

TBILISI, September 15 – Sputnik. The issue of extradition from Ukraine of the former chief of the Georgian military police Megis Kardava will be considered by the UN within three months, Sputnik’s lawyer Malkhaz Velidzhanashvili told Sputnik.

On September 13, a Ukrainian court made a decision to hand over to Georgia an official from the time of Mikhail Saakashvili wanted by the Georgian authorities within the next two weeks, Ukrainian lawyer Kardava Maxim Sichenko told the media.

Ukraine extradites an official from the times of Saakashvili to Georgia >>

Since his arrest, Kardava has been under house arrest in Ukraine. On September 11 it became known that the Ukrainian authorities were ready to extradite him to Georgia. On the same day, information appeared about the death of a Ukrainian judge who was considering the extradition case. The body of Vitaly Pisants was found in the village of Pogreby in the house where he came to visit.

The exact cause of death is still unknown. The Ukrainian press does not exclude that this is due to the professional activities of the judge.

According to the lawyer Malkhaz Velidzhanashvili, the international protection under which Kardava was taken indicates that political persecution is being conducted against his client, and the United Nations is aware of this.

Ukrainian judge in charge of Megis Kardav’s extradition case found dead

“As for the procedures, in my opinion, the political persecution against him (Kardava) is so obvious that a truly democratic state cannot extradite him. and therefore stopped this procedure, which was completely illegal, “- said the lawyer.

Velidzhanashvili said that the document is valid for three months after publication. During this time, the UN will consider the Kardav case and give recommendations to the Ukrainian side.

“The UN will study this case within three months and, possibly, will present some recommendations,” Velidzhanashvili said.

At the same time, the lawyer noted that Ukraine has not yet resolved the issue of granting Kardav political asylum, therefore, it was initially wrong to conduct the case on his extradition in parallel.

The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia demands the extradition of Megis Kardav in more than ten criminal cases in which he appears. Kardava was convicted in absentia. He was found guilty in absentia of “degrading or inhuman treatment” by the so-called. prison riot and sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. He was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison for torturing prisoners in the Navtlug special operation case.

Another conviction against Kardav was issued for illegal imprisonment and violent acts of a sexual nature in the case of records found in barrels buried in the ground in 2013 near the village of Narazeni, Zugdidi region (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region). For this he received nine years in prison.

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