Ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who is imprisoned in the Rustavi prison in Tbilisi, will be transferred to a local clinic for treatment
According to Ukrinform, this is reported by Georgia Online.
It is noted that the statement on Saakashvili’s proposal to undergo a medical examination and, if necessary, treatment in a clinic in Tbilisi on Tuesday was made by the Minister of Justice of Georgia, Rati Bregadze.
In turn, Saakashvili agreed to be transferred to the Vivamed clinic and noted that this could be done in the coming days.
“Saakashvili confirmed to representatives of the Penitentiary Service that he is ready to be transferred for examination tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and in the following days. But it was said that today he cannot leave, because he must meet with his family, ”the newspaper notes.
As Ukrinform reported, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Lyudmila Denisova, said earlier that the delay in treatment Saakashviliwho is in serious condition and in need of immediate medical treatment abroad, may lead to his disability or death.
Ukrainian citizen Mikheil Saakashvili was detained in Georgia on October 1 after he arrived home after an eight-year absence. He is charged with illegally crossing the border, which, according to investigators, he committed on September 28, when he secretly arrived in the Georgian port of Poti from Ukraine on a ship carrying a truckload of dairy products.
The article for illegal border crossing provides for up to five years in prison.
Saakashvili starved for 50 days in prison.
Ukraine has officially recognized Saakashvili as a victim in the case of improper detention in prison.