UNM’s ultimatum deadline expires today, said party member Khatia Dekanoidze, announcing a protest rally on Freedom Square in Tbilisi tomorrow if Georgia’s ex-president will not be transferred to a civic hospital.
Dekanoidze claims the protest to be nonstop, expecting “severe” results.
At yesterday’s rally at the 12th Rustavi prison, where Mikheil Saakashvili is being held, United National Movement leader Nika Melia, gave the government 24 hours to ensure Saakashvili’s transfer from prison to the civic hospital.
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.