Oleg Melnikov

Oleg Melnikov released

By | December 12th, 2014|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Oleg Melnikov. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A former officer in Georgia’s domestic intelligence who was involved in the 2006 murder of Sandro Girgvliani has beenreleased from prison. Oleg Melnikov, formerly an officer of the Constitutional Security Department or ‘Kudi’, was released […]

Ex-official makes plea agreement to testify against Saakashvili ally

By | November 13th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Oleg Melnikov. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A former officer in Georgia’s Interior Minister has made another plea agreement in return for testifying against one of the allies of Mikheil Saakashvili. Oleg Melnikov used to be an officer in the previous government’s possibly most […]

Decision in Girgvliani trial expected in two weeks

By | September 24th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili is one of the defendants in the trial. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A verdict in one Georgia’s most controversial murder cases is expected two weeks from now, with a former interior minister as one of the defendants. The defense made its closing remarks in Tbilisi City Court Wednesday in the trial about the murder […]

Suspect in Girgvliani murder avoids jail time after plea deal

By | August 26th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Oleg Melnikov may soon leave jail as a result of a plea deal. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A court in Tbilisi has offered one of the suspects in the Girgvliani murder a plea bargain, after he pleaded guilty more than a week ago. Oleg Melnikov, former Interior Ministry official, recently admitted guilt in the murder of Sandro Girgvliani in 2006. […]

Suspect in Girgvliani case pleads guilty

By | August 12th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Oleg Melnikov said Saakashvili and higher officials decided to cover up the murder. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A former government official in Georgia has pleaded guilty in the murder of bank employee Sandro Girgvliani in 2006. The 28-year old Girgvliani was brutally murdered after a scuffle at a cafe in Tbilisi, during a birthday party for an Interior Ministry […]

Former counterintelligence chief convicted in absentia

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Data Akhalaia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A former Georgian counterintelligence chief who is currently wanted was today convicted in absentia for abuse of power. Data Akhalaia, whose whereabouts are unknown, was head of the Constitutional Security Department (CSD). He was on trial for […]

Ukraine extradites former official to Georgia

By | September 22nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Oleg Melnikov. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Ukraine has extradited a former Georgian Interior Ministry official to Georgia. Oleg Melnikov was brought to Georgia Saturday morning. He was detained ten months ago in Ukraine after being subject to an Interpol search. Melnikov is charged with […]

Extradition of Melnikov to Georgia postponed

By | January 11th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A court in Kiev has prolonged the pretrial detention of a former Georgian interior ministry employee for 12 more months. Oleg Melnikov, who used to work at the Constitutional Security Department, probably the most feared body in Saakashvili’s […]

Ex-official detained in Ukraine may be extradited

By | December 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A former Georgian interior ministry official was Monday given 40 days preliminary detention in Ukraine by a court in Kiev. Ukraine is considering Oleg Melnikov’s extradition to Georgia during his detention, online media in Ukraine report. Melnikov has a background […]