Former prison employee wanted for mistreating prisoners extradited from Germany to Georgia

The offender is set to face eight years and three months in prison. Photo:, 08 Apr 2022 - 14:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

A former Georgian prison employee, wanted in the country for inhumane treatment of prisoners between 2007-2012, has been extradited from Germany to Georgia, the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia reported on Friday.

The Office said the former Head of the Regime Department of the No. 6 Prison in the city of Rustavi, identified only through his initials, had verbally and physically abused prisoners under his supervision to force them to obey his commands.

“The extradition of the convict to the Georgian side was carried out as a result of an effective and successful cooperation between the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, the Georgian and German Ministries of Justice, Interior Ministry of Georgia, and relevant bodies of the Federal Republic of Germany,” the Prosecutor’s Office said.

The offender is set to face eight years and three months in prison.

Throughout 2021, 80 former prison employees were charged for inhumane treatment of inmates since 2012.