Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili ended his hunger strike after he was transported from a prison hospital to a military clinic in Gori, 55 kilometers from Tbilisi. The politician’s protest lasted 50 days.
Another day of fasting. Doctors concerned about the condition of the former president
Doctors taking care of Mikheil Saakashvili expressed concern about his health, wrote the portal “Georgia-Online”. Former president of Georgia …
The lawyer of the politician Dito Sadzaglishvili informed about the transfer of Saakashvile and the end of the hunger strike. Doctors at the clinic in Gori decided to place Saakashvile in the intensive care unit. Personal physician of the former president Georgia Nikoloz Kipszidze said that the politician’s condition is difficult and his life may be in danger.
Mikheil Saakashvili he returned to Georgia on October 1 after eight years’ absence and was immediately sentenced to six years in prison under final convictions for alleged abuses of power. The former president of Georgia reported that he was transferred to the prison hospital against his will. He also complained that the authorities were using violence against him. From November 8, he was in the prison hospital.
Concern over the health condition of the former Georgian president expressed today the head of Polish diplomacy Zbigniew Rau. The situation in which Mikheil Saakashvili found himself was also criticized by the US State Department.
The former president of Georgia believes that the allegations of abuse of power and the sentences handed out in absentia are part of the political game. He announced that he was ready to stand trial if he was guaranteed a fair trial.
Saakeshvilee’s return to Georgia and his imprisonment were the cause the largest protests in years. Demonstrators demanded the release of the former president.