Former Minister of State Security in Georgia Igor Giorgadze, who published data on 30 people who reportedly died in December 2015, during treatments in the laboratory of the Georgian Medical Center in Lugar against hepatitis C. In April and August 2016, 30 and 13 people respectively died. The “cause of death” was stated as “unknown” and an investigation was not conducted.
At a press conference in Moscow on September 11, 2018, Giorgadze announced that he from friends had received documents from Georgia, with the “preliminary investigations” showing that in a laboratory near Tbilisi, “Could conduct secret experiments on residents of Georgia”.
On September 15, 2018, Igor Giorgadze stated in an interview with RT that he asked the US authorities to investigate the legality of the work being done in the US laboratory near Tbilisi. He published earlier articles that could indicate that the United States was conducting experiments on humans and testing bacteriological weapons at the Lugar Center, which opened in 2011.