EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell said he found the release and airing video footage depicting personal data of jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili as “highly questionable and regrettable.”
“Let me answer the question with regard to the videos. And I can say very clearly, that I find the airing of these videos highly questionable and regrettable, as I don’t see it as conducive to moving the situation forward. And I fail to see that the objective of the airing of these videos would serve the purpose of addressing what should be in the focus that is the health situation of Mr Saakashvili, and in parallel to that also upholding his fundamental rights, including those of privacy and dignity,” Carl Hatzell claimed.
On November 11, the Special Penitentiary Service released the video footage depicting the transfer of jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili to the N18 Gldani prison infirmary. The Service said that due to high public interests, it decided to publish the video that shows how the ex-president physically assaulted the staff and damaged medical equipment.