Poland offered to send its doctors to Mikhail Saakashvili
The Polish authorities offered to send a team of doctors to the imprisoned ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili. Earlier, Warsaw offered to transport Saakashvili to Poland for treatment. The Georgian side insists that the politician receives all the necessary medical assistance. According to Saakashvili himself and his supporters, his condition remains serious.
The representative of the Polish government, Piotr Müller, said that everything is ready for the examination and treatment of Saakashvili. Warsaw expects only the consent of the Georgian side.
From October 2021, the former president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, is serving a six-year term on charges of organizing the beating of opposition MP Valery Gelashvili by special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2005. In prison, his health condition seriously deteriorated. Saakashvili lost several tens of kilograms of weight, he developed symptoms of endocrine, neurological and mental disorders.
Now Saakashvili, while still in custody, is undergoing treatment at a private medical clinic in Georgia. However, his health does not improve.
Saakashvili’s ill health may be caused by his hunger strikes in conclusion. He himself suspects that he might have been poisoned in prison. The Georgian authorities deny this.
On March 13, Saakashvili said that he was getting worse. On his Facebook page, he writes that he has again had bouts of clouding of consciousness. However, he promises to “fight as long as he breathes”, warns Georgian politicians against cooperation with Russia and informs that after liberation he intends to go to Ukraine and help its president Volodymyr Zelensky. Saakashvili is a citizen of Ukraine, the authorities of this country demanded his release.
- In February, rallies were held in Georgia and other countries demanding that Saakashvili be released from prison due to his health. The European Parliament called to do the same. Saakashvili’s supporters call the current situation “political revenge of the pro-Russian authorities of Georgia” and insist that the Georgian authorities “are either unable or unwilling to treat the third president of Georgia.” The court in Tbilisi refused the former president’s lawyers’ request to release his ego for treatment.