Transfer of remains of Archil Tatunashvili

20 March 2018
Transfer of remains of Archil Tatunashvili
© Mzia Saganelidze

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), acting in its capacity as neutral intermediary and at the request of all parties, transferred the mortal remains of Mr Archil Tatunashvili on 20 March 2018.

Since the onset of recent events, the ICRC had stood ready, in its capacity as neutral intermediary, to facilitate the process of transferring the body of Mr Archil Tatunashvili.

The ICRC facilitated the transfer of Mr Archil Tatunashvili's remains today through Ergnet/i – an operation conducted on purely humanitarian grounds and in compliance with standard handover protocols. His remains were subsequently handed over to the Georgian authorities, in accordance with the family's decision.


For further information, please contact:

Sophio Elizbarashvili, ICRC Tbilisi, tel: + 995 5 99 50 14 64
Marina Tedeti, ICRC Tskhinval/i, tel: + 7929 809 8765
Elodie Schindler, ICRC Geneva, +41 (0)79 536 92 48