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Saakashvili fainted in prison

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili fainted in prison.

The incident took place on Thursday, November 18, during a meeting between the politician and his lawyers. This was announced by his lawyer Beka Basilai.

According to him, after the fall, Saakashvili was carried away on a stretcher.

The Special Penitentiary Service issued a statement in connection with the deteriorating state of health of Saakashvili, who went on a hunger strike 49 days ago.

The former president’s health is stable, according to a message on the agency’s Facebook page.

The resuscitator Guliko Kiliftari, who was invited to examine him, reported to the media that the former president of Georgia was placed in the intensive care unit of the prison hospital.

Opposition parties led by UNM have been holding daily protests in Tbilisi since November 8, after ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili was transferred from a prison in Rustavi to a prison hospital in the Gldani district of Tbilisi.

The opposition demands the transfer of Saakashvili to a civil clinic, as well as his release and early parliamentary elections.

Mikheil Saakashvili was detained on October 1 in Tbilisi after returning to Georgia for the first time since 2013.

At home, the ex-president was convicted in absentia for malfeasance and sentenced to six years in prison.

Saakashvili considers himself a political prisoner and immediately after being imprisoned went on a hunger strike in protest.

. . .(HAS).