Extradition of former Georgian official from Ukraine delayed

  • Kardava tried to enter Ukraine with a fake passport in 2017, when he was detained. Amerikiskhma.com.

Agenda.ge, 3 Dec 2018 - 17:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

The extradition of the former head of the Georgian military police under the United National Movement government Megis Kardava from Ukraine has been delayed as the latter has asked Ukraine for political asylum.

The Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office says that Ukrainian law prohibits extradition from its territory before the completion of asylum-related procedures.

As soon as the procedures related to asylum are completed the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice will discuss Kardava’s extradition to Georgia,” the Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office says.

Kardava is wanted by Interpol. He has been wanted by Georgian law enforcers since 2013 for 11 criminal cases.

He was detained in Ukraine in November 2017, when he tried to illegally enter the country from Romania.