European parliament members concerned with alleged deterioration of ex. pres. Saakashvili’s health

Mikheil Saakashvii has refused ‘all hunger-related treatment’, including tests, services and inspections of the emergency crew. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 27 Oct 2021 - 23:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

The ECR Group in the European Parliament is ‘deeply concerned about the worsening health condition’  of the third president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who was arrested on October 1.

Mikheil Saakashvili has been on a hunger strike for 27 days. Given the period of starvation, he is facing heart failure. The medical facilities in prison do not comply with the norms of the hospital and may not be adequate to provide necessary treatment“, the statement reads.

Saying that the responsibility for the former president’s health ‘lies solely with the government of Georgia and the leadership of the ruling party’, the ECR calls for the transfer of Saakashvili ‘to an alternative, civilian medical facility, where he will receive complex medical care’.