Imprisoned ex-pres. Saakashvili on hunger strike reportedly faints, receives medical assistance

Intensive care specialist asserted that Saakashvili's condition is 'absolutely stable.' Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 18 Nov 2021 - 20:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

The former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili who is currently on a hunger strike in prison hospital has reportedly fainted during a meeting with his lawyers. Saakashvili's lawyer Nika Gvaramia has confirmed to the media that the former president was assisted by doctors and is now 'fine.'

Saakashvili's other lawyer Beka Basilaia reported earlier today that the former president had lost consciousness.

I can't assess from a medical standpoint, but he was in a very bad condition, Basilaia added.

Saakashvili's United National Movement (UNM) party tweeted: