The lawyer of the former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and the general director of the opposition TV channel Mtavari Arkhi Nika Gvaramia said that the current authorities of the country are hatching a plan to assassinate the leader of the Georgian opposition. According to Gvaramia, Saakashvili is preparing to “liquidate” in the prison hospital, writes “Georgia Online”.
In the near future, Mikheil Saakashvili will be transferred from the Rustavi prison to the hospital in the Gldani prison. According to the Ministry of Justice, it is suitable for starving prisoners. “According to our information, after the transfer of Saakashvili to a prison hospital, the authorities intend to imitate a riot of prisoners there, which will end with his elimination,” Gvaramia said. According to the lawyer who quotes “Interfax”, “a special prisoner has already been placed in the prison hospital, who will take care of this.”
Nika Gvaramia called on the Ombudsman of Georgia Nino Lomjaria to monitor the situation.
The arrested politician’s lawyers also believe that he should be taken to a multidisciplinary clinic, since “there is a risk of cardiac arrest.” “The clinic should have a second-level cardiology service. In particular, interventional cardiology, laboratory of angiocardiology, implantation of an endocardial pacemaker, implantation and catheter ablation, treatment of angina pectoris and thrombotic complications. This is not possible in the prison hospital, ”Gvaramia said.
The lawyers demand clarifications from the head of the Ministry of Health Ekaterina Tikaradze and the Minister of Justice Rati Bregadze. On October 23, Bregadze accused Saakashvili’s personal doctor and one of the members of the council, Nikoloz Kipshidze, of lying, stating that the issue of transferring the ex-president to a civil sector clinic had not been discussed with him.
Mikhail Saakashvili secretly returned to Georgia shortly before the municipal elections. This is his first visit to the country in eight years. Soon the politician was arrested. A criminal case was initiated against him on illegal border crossing.
Immediately after the arrest, Saakashvili went on a hunger strike. On October 10, the opposition leader’s doctor reported that his health had deteriorated. Due to the deterioration of his condition on October 22, the ex-president needed a blood transfusion.
In Georgia, five criminal cases have been opened against Saakashvili, including abuse of authority and embezzlement. In two of them, he was previously found guilty in absentia. The ex-president called the sentences against himself fabricated, in particular – by order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The Georgian prosecutor’s office noted that Saakashvili faces at least six years in prison.