Zelensky asks Georgian PM to let Ukrainian doctors visit Saakashvili

Source : 112 Ukraine

Zelensky also stressed that Saakashvili's rights must be fully guaranteed in accordance with international law
14:15, 12 November 2021

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, during which he asked the Prime Minister of Georgia to let Ukrainian doctors go to Saakashvili as the President’s Office reported.

"Considering the state of health of a citizen of Ukraine, the head of state also asked to consider the possibility of admitting Ukrainian doctors to Mikheil Saakashvili," the statement says.

Zelensky also stressed that Saakashvili's rights must be fully guaranteed in accordance with international law, and also emphasized the need to provide access to Saakashvili to his mother and relatives.

"The president separately noted the inadmissibility of applying disproportionate coercive measures to a citizen of Ukraine," the message says.

Related: Ukraine's ombudswoman calls for investigation into Saakashvili's beating, his transfer to hospital

As it was reported earlier, former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has reported that he arrived in his motherland for the first time since 2013 on October 1. However, that same evening Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated that Saakashvili was arrested and had already been taken to the penitentiary. There Saakashvili went on a hunger strike.

Soon, ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili was transferred to the individual cell. Saakashvili refused to interrupt his hunger strike despite the worsening of health.

The Ministry of Justice of Georgia has proposed to the Ministry of Health to create a multifunctional group of doctors to assess the health of the ex-president's prisoner. Later it became known that the consilium of Georgian doctors recommended to hospitalize the arrested.

Related: Saakashvili's 46 supporters demanding his transfer to civilian hospital detained in Tbilisi

At the same time, on November 7, the Georgian Penitentiary Service announced that Mikheil Saakashvili's state of health is stable and he is under constant supervision of the medical staff. And on November 6, the department released a video in which, according to it, Saakashvili allegedly eats baby puree.

In response, the ex-president said that he was going to "starve to death"ifor the sake of "freedom of Georgia."

On November 9, Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that he was beaten during his transfer from the Rustavi prison to the prison hospital in Gldani.


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