Droa party leader Elene Khoshtaria kicked off a hunger strike today until ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili is transferred to a civilian clinic.
She deems Saakashvili’s detention and developments linked to his health state as “sadistic and cynical revenge against a citizen of Georgia and the third president.”
Today, I started a hunger-strike in the ?? parliament until @SaakashviliM is transferred to a civic hospital. I’m not his supporter and have been his critic, but the ?? govt’s treatment of him goes beyond any norm. Unfortunately, we are only left with extreme means of protest.
— Helen Khoshtaria (@Helenkhosh) November 3, 2021
Earlier Saakashvili’s lawyer Giorgi Gelkhauri said the ex-President’s health condition has weakened and worsened, but he is in good spirits.
Law enforcers arrested Mikheil Saakashvili in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on October 1. He kicked off a hunger striker day after detention.
The ex-president is charged with several criminal offences. In 2018, he was sentenced to six years in prison in absentia for abuse of power.