TBILISI, DFWatch–Interpol has issued a red alert in the search for Samar Chokutaev, the alleged perpetrator behind the so-called jihad videos against Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Prosecutor’s Office in Georgia sent documents to Interpol asking to launch a search for Chokutaev, a Kirgiz citizen, two weeks ago.
According to the Interior Ministry’s investigation, Chokutaev uploaded two threat videos from Abkhazia, a Georgian breakaway region. Chokutaev lives in Sukhumi, the administrative center of Abkhazia, and works for a local communications company. He is an IT specialist.
June 4, he is said to have uploaded a video containing threats against Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan. A few days later, a Georgian base in Afghanistan was attacked and the attack resulted in the death of Georgian soldiers.
A court in Georgia reviewed the case and passed a ruling to place Chokutaev in pre-trial detention in absentia.