President: Saakashvili serving term lawfully, but he is not an ordinary prisoner

President Salome Zurabaishvili says that Mikheil Saakashvili’s transfer to a civil clinic carries risks. Photo: president's press office., 17 Nov 2021 - 19:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili says that the third president Mikheil Saakashvili is serving his term in a Georgian prison ‘based on the rule of law.’ However, she noted that the former president is not an ordinary prisoner and that his imprisonment and hunger strike is ‘under close observation’ by the international community. 

In a briefing today, Zurabishvili condemned the release of Saakashvili’s prison-transfer videos, saying that the videos spread  by the country’s Special Penitentiary Service were ‘degrading.’