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Saakashvili's trial postponed to December 23 amid protests

Source : 112 Ukraine

Saakashvili, first brought to court on November 29, accused authorities of torture under arrest
21:08, 30 November 2021

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The trial of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been postponed to December 23 amid protests in Tbilisi, followed by clashes with police, Radio Svoboda reports.

Saakashvili, first brought to court on November 29, accused authorities of torture under arrest.

"I was tortured, treated inhumanely, beaten and humiliated," the politician said.

He called on Georgia's international partners, including the United States, to impose sanctions on Georgian officials.

Several activists and camerapeople were injured in clashes near the courthouse that day.

The court session is conducted in the case of possible excess of Saakashvili's powers after the order of law enforcement agencies to disperse the protest action on November 7, 2007 and the violent massacre in the offices of "Imedi" TV company.

As it was reported earlier, former president of Georgia 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.

Given his deteriorating health, on November 8 he was transferred from Rustavi prison to the prison hospital in Gldani. On November 20, he was transferred to a military hospital in Rory.

In Georgia, Saakashvili is on trial for several criminal cases.

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