Rally in support of ex-president held at N12 Rustavi Prison
Rally in support of ex-president held at N12 Rustavi Prison

A protest rally was held at the N12 Rustavi Prison in support of ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili. Protesters demanded the release of Georgia’s third president.

Earlier this afternoon, ex-president’s supporters rallied outside Bidzina Ivanishvili’s (former GD Chair) Business Center. Representatives of Movement For Georgia, Change and other civil activists participated in the rally.

The opposition United National Movement (UNM) organized a large-scale protest rally in Tbilisi on October 14 in support and solidarity with imprisoned ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been on hunger strike since the very first day of his arrest.

The ex-president was arrested on October 1 in Tbilisi. He is charged with several criminal offences. In 2018, he was sentenced to six years in prison in absentia for abuse of power.

 

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