Saakashvili to be transferred from prison clinic to military hospital in Gori

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Former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who after a long hunger strike ended up in the intensive care unit of a prison clinic, will be transferred to a military hospital in Burn. This was announced during a briefing by the Minister of Justice of the country, Rati Bregadze.

“This is the place where his health and safety will be maximally protected,” the head of the Ministry of Justice noted.

He noted that for transferring Saakashvili to the hospital will require his consent. At the same time, the politician must guarantee that he will stop the hunger strike and will not stage provocations.

The day before, it was reported that the ex-president fainted in a prison hospital. It was decided to transfer him to intensive care. The council, which was assembled by the prison resuscitator, assessed the politician's condition as critical. Doctors said that it is necessary to transfer Saakashvili to a multi-profile hospital, where there is also an intensive care unit.

The former president was detained in Tbilisi on October 1, immediately after he returned home from Ukraine. On the very first day of his imprisonment, he went on a hunger strike.

Saakashvili was found guilty in absentia in two criminal cases. In total, he was sentenced to nine years in prison.

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