Activists of the "United National Movement" Party hold a protest action near Rustavi Prison. Screenshot: http://www.rustavi2.ge/ka/news/212045

13 October 2021, 11:39

Saakashvili's supporters demand to transfer him from prison to hospital

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In the evening on October 12, activists of the "United National Movement" (UNM) Party held a protest action near Rustavi Prison, demanding to transfer Mikheil (Mikhail) Saakashvili, a former president, to hospital for treatment after his hunger strike.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 1, Mikhail Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia, returned to his homeland, and on the same day, he was imprisoned in Rustavi, and went on a hunger strike. On October 10, Nikoloz Kipshidze, his personal doctor, said that Saakashvili's health had deteriorated. On October 12, his mother also spoke about her son's worsened health condition.

In Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili was sentenced in absentia to three years of imprisonment in a case on abuse of power when pardoning those convicted for the murder of businessman Sandro Girgvliani and to six years of imprisonment in a case on the 2005 beating of MP Valery Gelashvili. The former president of Georgia also faces other charges.

In the evening on October 12, UNM activists held a protest action in front of the office of the "Georgian Dream" Party in Rustavi, demanding that Mikhail Saakashvili be released from prison. According to protesters, Saakashvili's health condition is deteriorating due to his hunger strike; and he needs medical treatment at hospital, the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel has reported on its website today.

After the action near the "Georgian Dream" office, the protesters moved to the prison where the former president is being kept, the "Batumilebi" edition has reported today.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 13, 2021 at 07:53 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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