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Georgia: Mikheil Saakashvili in critical condition after seven weeks of fasting

Georgia: Mikheil Saakashvili in critical condition after seven weeks of fasting

– The current health condition of the patient is considered critical – said a group of doctors dealing with the former president. The statement confirmed that Saakashvili Prison Hospital is unable to meet his medical needs.

Saakashvili has been in a prison hospital in the country’s capital since November 8. However, he refused treatment there, arguing that he had been transferred by deception. According to the ex-president, this is aimed at “physically destroying it on orders from Putin.”

On October 1, Saakashvili returned to Georgia – he said – to rally his supporters for the local elections. On the same day, he was arrested He was imprisoned, and the authorities declared that he could not count on amnesty or extradition to Ukraine.

The politician returned to Georgia despite final and binding prison sentences. In the years 2004-2007 and 2008-2013, the President of Georgia was convicted of abuse of power while in office. And he himself believes that the criminal cases against him, which began after the opponents of the Georgian Dream party came to power, are politically motivated.

After his arrest, Saakashvili began a hunger strike in the Rustavi prison. He considers himself a political prisoner.

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