29 October 2021, 18:36
Saakashvili refuses medical assistance again
Mikhail Saakashvili, who is continuing his hunger strike in prison, again refused to consult with doctors and take medication. The former Georgian president has the right to commit suicide, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili notes.
The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that starting from October 1, Mikhail Saakashvili has been on the hunger strike in a prison in Rustavi. The former Georgian president demands to release him. On the 27th day of his hunger strike, he refused medical procedures and examinations, because a solid glass wall was installed in the prison’s meeting room. Mikhail Saakashvili claimed that he could no longer exchange documents with advocates. On October 28, the prison administration again permitted him to fully communicate with the advocates, and Mikhail Saakashvili agreed to undergo medical examinations.
Mikhail Saakashvili again refused to consult with doctors and take medications. His advocate Giorgi Gelkhauri explained that earlier, his client accepted medication, since he wanted to remain conscious during the second round of the municipal elections on October 30.
“Starting from now on I will not accept treatment to ease the hunger strike, and I will not undergo any medical tests. I returned to Georgia because I thought that the country was finally headed towards totalitarianism and destruction of Georgians, but in these elections we must try to stop the above and take steps to return,” claimed Mikhail Saakashvili in his appeal read out by Giorgi Gelkhauri on the air of the “Mtavari Arkhi” TV Company.
When commenting on the former president’s hunger strike, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has stated that “the man has the right to commit suicide” and that the state will not be responsible for that.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 29, 2021 at 01:32 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.
Author: Inna Kukudzhanova Source: CK correspondent