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Saakashvili ends 50-day hunger strike, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Saakashvili agreed to end his protest on Friday after authorities offered to move him to a military hospital from a prison hospital
14:12, 20 November 2021

Ex-President of Georgia and former head of Odesa regional state administration
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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.

Related: Saakashvili fainted after meeting lawyers in prison

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.

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 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.

Related: Ukrainian ombudsman not allowed to visit Saakashvili in Georgian prison

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