“My son is being killed in front of my eyes. I want to appeal to Mr. Zelensky, who has helped us more than once and before. But now we especially need his support and his help. It is necessary to somehow organize the transfer of Mikhail here, to Ukraine, so that here he can receive appropriate treatment, appropriate care and somehow survive, “said the mother of the ex-president of Georgia.
She also added that her son has been on a hunger strike for 35 days, which is why “anything can happen to him.” Alasania stressed that Saakashvili is offered to be transferred to a prison hospital, where “there are no appropriate specialists and no conditions for treating such patients.”
Earlier it became known that Saakashvili’s lawyers announced the need for his urgent hospitalization in a civilian clinic in connection with the deteriorating health condition, undermined by the ongoing hunger strike.
The defenders got acquainted with the results of Saakashvili’s medical examination, which were discussed at the council of doctors. “All these results are negative,” said Bek Basilai’s lawyer. – Against this background, the statements of the penitentiary service that Saakashvili’s state of health is normal are outright lies. This is not our interpretation, on the eve two doctors who are not members of the council were summoned to Saakashvili. “
On November 3, his personal doctor Nikoloz Kipshidze met with the arrested Saakashvili at the Rustavi penitentiary. He confirmed that the ex-president’s condition is deteriorating. According to the doctor, Saakashvili “complains of a rapid heartbeat” and “has become much weaker than before,” transfers “Georgia Online”.
Lyudmila Denisova, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine told in an interview with the “Gordon” newspaper that already on October 27, during Saakashvili’s meeting with her, “his state of health was critically grave.” The ex-president “got tired quickly” and “lost concentration.” “He himself said that he was getting weaker every day, that it was getting harder and harder for him to get up and think,” added Denisova.
Regarding the possible transfer to the prison hospital, Saakashvili told her: “They will kill me there. I am afraid for my safety. “
According to the ombudsman, Saakashvili receives medication support in the form of 30 tablets a day and drinks up to 7 liters of water a day. He is also given two drips daily.
In early October, it became known that Mikhail Saakashvili secretly returned to Georgia shortly before the municipal elections. This is his first visit to the country in eight years. On the evening of October 1, he was arrested and sent to prison. 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.