Nikoloz Kipshidze, the personal physician of the imprisoned former President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, reported that his condition had worsened. transfers Interfax.
“Today is the first day that he could not get out of bed, he has a very strong weakness, and he lies. He is weakened. I didn’t get up almost all day. It is a little difficult for him to speak, ”Kipshidze told reporters after visiting Saakashvili in the prison hospital.
According to him, sooner or later the issue of transferring Saakashvili to a civilian clinic should be resolved. The doctor noted that Saakashvili continues his hunger strike. He also confirmed that the prison hospital is considering the issue of transferring Saakashvili in case of worsening of his condition to the intensive care unit.
Saakashvili previously announced that he would end the hunger strike, which he has been holding since October 1, on the condition that he be transferred to a multidisciplinary clinic. This was reported by the Mtavari TV channel. 8 november became knownthat Saakashvili was transferred to the Gldani prison hospital. A few days earlier, it was reported that Saakashvili had blackouts in his memory, he was losing his logical connection and could not write a letter.
In a conversation with the human rights representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Lyudmila Denisova, the ex-president of Georgia expressed fears that he could be killed if transferred to a prison hospital. “They will kill me there. I am afraid for my safety, ”Saakashvili said. That the authorities are hatching a plan to assassinate the opposition leader in the prison hospital, spoke and Saakashvili’s lawyer Nika Gvaramia.
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 in Tbilisi and sent to a prison in Rustavi. 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.