WorldHealth of ex-president Saakashvili, who continues his hunger strike in Georgia, deteriorates

Health of ex-president Saakashvili, who continues his hunger strike in Georgia, deteriorates


Former President Mikhail Saakashvili, who was detained in Georgia on October 1‘s private doctor, Nikoloz Kipshidze, said in a statement to the local media that he visited Saakashvili in the prison in the city of Rustavi, and that his health began to deteriorate.

“(Saakashvili’s) condition has deteriorated. I saw Mikhail for the first time two or three days ago and there is a huge difference in his current condition,” Kipshidze said. said.

Stating that Saakashvili drank only water with honey for 9 days and his health condition started to worsen, Kipşidze said that he had Thalassemia (Mediterranean Anemia).

“As a doctor, I would like to say that as a doctor, his condition has deteriorated from what I have seen today, it is worse now. This is seen in his slower gait and difficulty in speaking, which makes him uncomfortable,” Kipshidze said. used the phrase.

The prison administration has not yet made a statement about Saakashvili’s health condition.

Saakashvili’s arrest

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who returned to his country on October 1, 8 years later, was detained due to his prison sentences in absentia and taken to the prison in the city of Rustavi.

In 2007, the Georgian Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Saakashvili, whom he accused of dispersing the opposition’s rally, confiscating the property of Imedi TV channel founder Badri Patarkachishvili, corruption and abuse of office, and beating a deputy.

Tbilisi City Court sentenced Saakashvili to 6 years in prison for abusing his amnesty in a murder case and for beating deputy Valeri Gelashvili.

Saakashvili left Georgia for the United States in 2013 after his presidential term expired.

Later, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko granted Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship in May 2015. Saakashvili was appointed Governor of Odessa, but resigned from this post in 2016.

Saakashvili was stripped of his Georgian citizenship on December 4, 2015. Saakashvili, who founded the New Powers Movement Party in Ukraine, was in the opposition.

On July 26, 2017, Saakashvili, who was deprived of his Ukrainian citizenship, was given Ukrainian citizenship again in 2020 by the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelenskiy.

Saakashvili has been the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Reform of Ukraine since 2020.

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