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Saakashvili during inclusion at a court session in Tbilisi, December 2022
The lawyer and relatives of the ex-president informed about his transfer to the intensive care unit. At the same time, the Vivamedi clinic claims that Saakashvili is still in the ward.
The former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, was transferred from the Vivamedi hospital, where he had been staying for the past few months, to the intensive care unit. He is in a critical condition, Elizaveta Yasko, a member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, who is in a relationship with Saakashvili, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, January 31.
Georgy Chaladze, a member of the United National Movement, said on the air of the Georgian TV channels Mtavari and Formula that Saakashvili was transferred to the intensive care unit because his condition had deteriorated to critical. This information was also confirmed by lawyer Shalva Khachapuridze.
At the same time, the Vivamedi clinic claims that Saakashvili is still in the ward. “He was not transferred, he is in the ward,” clinic director Nino Nadiradze told RFE/RL’s Georgian service. News portal Georgia, citing the ex-president’s mother, Giuli Alasania, reported that in the morning of the same day, Saakashvili fainted, his temperature rose.
Persecution of Mikheil Saakashvili in Georgia
Five criminal cases have been initiated against Mikheil Saakashvili in Georgia. He returned to this country on the night of September 29, 2021. According to the investigation, Saakashvili secretly arrived at the Georgian port Poti on the “Vilnius” ferry, hiding in a truck. The ex-president posted a video on Facebook calling on citizens to vote in the October 2 elections against the ruling Georgian Dream party. In his next video, Saakashvili called on citizens to organize protests, predicting falsifications. The police and special services were able to establish the location of the politician only on October 1. He was detained in Tbilisi in the apartment of the driver of the trailer in which he arrived and taken into custody.
In October 2021, Saakashvili, while in prison, announced a hunger strike, which kept for 50 days, and stopped it only after being transferred to a military hospital in Gori for rehabilitation. However, after returning to prison on February 21 the politician again announced a hunger strike, which lasted another 20 days. On May 12, due to the deterioration of his health, he was transferred from prison to a private clinic in the suburbs of Tbilisi, where he is kept in a separate ward under detention. Several protest actions demanding the release of Saakashvili took place in Tbilisi.
On February 1, another court session was scheduled for the request to postpone the sentence and release Saakashvili.
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