Lawyer: Saakashvili still on hunger strike, gov’t remains silent on demands for transfer to civil clinic

Georgian former president Mikheil Saakashvili has been on hunger strike since October 1. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 12 Nov 2021 - 17:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili continues his hunger strike and refuses to take medication or receive an infusion as the government has not yet responded to his demand to transfer him to a civil clinic, Saakashvili’s lawyer Dimitri Sadzaglishvili stated earlier today. 

Saakashvili said yesterday that he is ready to stop his hunger strike if he is brought to a civil clinic which will provide proper medical care in the post-hunger strike period. 

Georgian Justice Minister Rati Bregadze told Rustavi 2 the same evening that ‘we will be happy’ if Saakashvili calls off his (43-day) hunger strike ‘without raising preconditions.’