Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has agreed to end a 50-day hunger strike in prison. This was reported by AFP.
Saakashvili agreed to end his protest on Friday after authorities offered to move him to a military hospital from a prison hospital where an independent rights commissioner had said he was being abused by fellow inmates and not receiving appropriate medical treatment.
On Thursday, Saakashvili fainted and doctors had urged authorities to move him to a regular clinic, saying his life was in danger.
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.
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 hospitalizing the arrested.
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.
On November 14, nine opposition members of parliament went on a hunger strike in Georgia. It will continue until former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is transferred to a civilian clinic.