The Penitentiary Service of Georgia denies the deteriorating health of the arrested Mikheil Saakashvili, claiming that everything is all right with him. This is stated in the statement of the Special Penitentiary Service of Georgia, published on Facebook page on Sunday evening.
"The information spread in the media about Mikheil Saakashvili's deteriorating health is not true. Mikheil Saakashvili is taking prescribed medications. His state of health is currently satisfactory.Vital signs are normal. Namely: blood pressure - 120/90; pulse - 90; saturation - 97, glucose - 101 mg / dl," the message says.
It is noted that Saakashvili, who has declared a hunger strike, is constantly under the supervision of medical personnel.
As we reported earlier, on October 10, Saakashvili's personal doctor, who visited him in prison, said that on the tenth day of the hunger strike, the politician's condition worsened, it was difficult for him to walk and talk.
On October 1, the Georgian ex-president wrote on Facebook that he crossed the border of Georgia. Later that day, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakliy Garibashvili claimed that Saakashvili was detained and taken to the penitentiary facility. The Ukrainian side claimed it was an act of Georgia's "revenge" against Saakashvili.
Later, Deputy Prime Minister Tea Tsulukiani stated that the Georgian government does not consider the option of extradition of ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili to Ukraine.
On October 4, a Ukrainian consul visited ex-president and former Ukrainian lawmaker Mikheil Saakashvili in the Georgian prison.