US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said she was very concerned about jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili’s health situation. She said it was hard to understand why the measures to protect a human life were not taken.
“We are very concerned about his condition. When human life is at risk there should be no debate about taking every step possible to provide the care that’s needed. We put great confidence in the Public Defender and her team, and the medical team that is operating under her auspices.
Their assessment is that Mr. Saakashvili’s condition is critical and that he needs full care to respond to emergencies that are more and more likely to occur if he is not in an appropriate facility.
I think you see there is great attention to this, not just at the U.S. Embassy, but in Washington, from other friends of Georgia like Ambassador Kelly, who are following the situation with concern, but also it’s very hard to understand why the measures that need to be taken to protect a human life that is increasingly at risk are not being followed with the recommendations of the medical providers,” Kelly Degnan claimed.
Jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili has been on a hunger strike since October 1.