Twelve former Interior Ministry employees detained in Georgia
TBILISI, November 16 - RAPSI. The Chief Prosecutor's Office of Georgia has confirmed that twelve former Georgian Interior Ministry employees have been detained, the majority of whom are former employees of the Constitutional Security Department.
All twelve were detained after being called in as witnesses for questioning on November 14-15, News Georgia reported.
The detained include Former Deputy Interior Ministry and Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi Shota Khizanishvili, the report by the prosecutors office reads.
The detention of former Interior Ministry officials is the Prosecutor's Office's second high-profile case after the countrys parliamentary elections and change of government. Previously officials from the Defense Ministry were detained.
In the early hours of November 7, law enforcement officers detained General Georgy Kalandadze, the military chief of staff, Zurab Shamatava, commander of the Georgian army's Fourth Brigade, and Bacho Akhalaya, the former minister of the interior and defense. They were charged with abuse of power, while Akhalaya was also accused of illegal deprivation of liberty and torture.