An ambulance car. Photo © Sputnik / Konstantin Chalabov

23 February 2018, 13:15

Georgian citizen dies after detention in South Ossetia

Archil Tatunashvili, suspected of plotting a diversion act, has died in a Tskhinvali hospital, the South-Ossetian KGB (State Security Committee) reports.

The 35-year-old Georgian citizen was detained on February 22 and died at night in the hospital. According to preliminary data, his death was caused by acute heart failure.

Law enforcers of South Ossetia believe that Tatunashvili participated in the August 2008 conflict and fought for Georgia.

According to a source from the KGB's press service, when Tatunashvili was convoyed to his cell, he tried to snatch a pistol from his escort, but was stopped.

"Tatunashvili lost his balance, fell down the stairs and received traumas," the KGB asserts.

Archil Tatunashvili imported fruits and vegetables from Georgia to the border village of Leningor, South Ossetia, and was detained during his last visit to Leningor.

Law enforcers have noted that Tatunashvili had long been watched by the South-Ossetian KGB as an informer of the Georgian special services.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Anna Dzhioeva; Source: CK correspondent

All news

September 17, 2019 21:35

September 17, 2019 21:29

September 17, 2019 21:25

  • Arrested Ingush activist complains of poor health

    Ruslan Dzeitov, accused of attacking law enforcers at a protest action in Magas, reported a deterioration of his health state at the SIZO (pre-trial prison), his advocate reported. The term of the activist's arrest was extended until December 25.

September 17, 2019 20:51

  • Journalists announce revival of "Baku Press Club"

    The "Baku Press Club" resumes its activities after a 16-year break. The project will give an impetus to the development of free media in Azerbaijan, and there will be no censorship on the website of the "Baku Press Club", founders assure.

September 17, 2019 16:52

  • Georgian protester released on bail

    The defence had convinced the court to release Soso Badjelidze, who was charged with resisting the police and participating in the riots at the June 20 protect action in Tbilisi, from custody on bail.

News archive