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Former Georgian official detained in Lithuania upon Russia's request

December 06, 2016, 16:13 UTC+3 VILNIUS

The authorities will later decide on his extradition

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VILNIUS, December 6. /TASS/. Former head of Georgia’s anti-terrorist center has been detained by Lithuania’s authorities upon Russia’s request, Lithuania’s border service department chief said on Tuesday.

"There has been such a detention," Gedrus Mishutis said.

Maisuradze has been detained on Interpol’s notice. Russia put the former Georgian official on an international wanted list on suspicion of participation in terrorism-related activities.

Local mass media reports say that the suspect was detained on Saturday as he arrived in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius from Kiev. The court issued an arrest warrant for 10 days. The authorities will later decide on his extradition.

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