Lawyers demand ex. pres. Saakashvili be treated in civil hospital, not in prison

Opposition is holding protest rallies in various cities of Georgia demanding Mikheil Saakashvili's release. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 24 Oct 2021 - 15:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

Lawyers of ex. president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili demand he be treated in a civil hospital and not in prison as his condition is allegedly deteriorating.

Saakashvili’s lawyer, Nika Gvaramia, says Saakashvili may be killed during instigated unrest in the prison hospital, which is why it is unacceptable to treat him there.  

Mikheil Saakashvili cannot be taken to prison hospital due to serious safety concerns”, Gvaramia said at a news briefing.

He further added that the prison hospital is not fully equipped to ensure thorough medical interventions.