The body of Archil Tatunashvili is handed over to Georgia. Photo Sputnik/ Natalia Airiyan

22 March 2018, 19:50

Georgian authorities: citizen of our country was severely tortured in South Ossetia

Experts in Georgia have found traces of "cruel torture" on the body of Archil Tatunashvili, who died after being detained in South Ossetia, Sozar Subari, Minister for Displaced Persons' Matters, has stated. Georgia should sue Russia at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in connection with Tatunashvili's death, the Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has added.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Archil Tatunashvili's body, handed over by South Ossetia to Georgia on March 20, was sent for examination in Georgia.

South-Ossetian law enforcers have stated that the man had been preparing acts of sabotage. Georgia has blamed Russia for the death of Archil Tatunashvili.

Irakli Shotadze, the Georgia's Public Prosecutor, said that foreign experts may be invited for investigating the reasons of Tatunashvili's death.

President Margvelashvili has reminded that Tbilisi makes Moscow responsible for Tatunashvili's death, because Russia is exercising control over the territory of South Ossetia.

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

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