Georgia sets date for first court hearing in Saakashvili's case

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first court hearing in Saakashvili's case will take place in Georgia on November 10
18:00, 9 November 2021

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The Tbilisi City Court has scheduled the trial of former President Mikheil Saakashvili for November 10, Saakashvili's lawyer reports, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

"Imprisoned former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's lawyer Beka Basilaia said, citing a representative of the Tbilisi City Court, that his client must be present in court on November 10," the statement reads.

The trial concerns the dispersal of an opposition rally on November 7, 2007 and the massacre of Imedi TV.

As it was reported earlier, imprisoned ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili was transferred from the  correctional institution to the medical institution for the accused and convicts.

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.

The Ukrainian side has repeatedly stated its plans to return Saakashvili to Ukraine. At the same time, the Georgian authorities do not intend to extradite the detainee.

 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" for the sake of "freedom of Georgia."

Related: Saakashvili states he beaten while admission to prison hospital

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