07TBILISI2990, FORMER DEFENSE MINISTER IRAKLI OKRUASHVILI

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07TBILISI2990 2007-11-29 13:51 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Tbilisi

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RUEHLN RUEHLZ RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHSI #2990 3331351
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 291351Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8329
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS TBILISI 002990 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR EUR DAS BRYZA AND EUR/CARC 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV PREL GG
SUBJECT: FORMER DEFENSE MINISTER IRAKLI OKRUASHVILI 
ARRESTED IN GERMANY 
 
REF: TBILISI 2719 
 
1. (SBU) Former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili was 
arrested November 27 in Berlin.  An Interpol warrant was 
issued for him at the request of Georgian law enforcement 
after he retracted his confession and failed to attend a 
court hearing in November in Tbilisi.  Okruashvili left 
Georgia November 1 (reftel) under government pressure.  A 
Berlin state prosecutor's office spokesman said it was not 
decided if Okruashvili would be held in custody pending 
extradition.  The spokesman said the Georgian government has 
40 days to file the rationale for extradition and provide 
documentation to German authorities.  The Germans plan a 
court hearing on November 29.  Iason Chikhradze, former Head 
of Procurement at the Defense Ministry under Okruashvili, has 
also been detained. 
 
2. (SBU) The German Ambassador to Georgia told Ambassador on 
November 28 that the extradition process could take many 
months as it is possible Okruashvili will seek political 
asylum in Germany.  Okruashvili's wife and children are in 
Georgia but are known to be seeking visas to the U.K. 
TEFFT

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