Mikhail Saakashvili, who continues his hunger strike in prison, again refused to see doctors and take medicine. The former Georgian president has the right to commit suicide, notes Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
The Caucasian Knot reported that from October 1 Mikhail Saakashvili was on hunger strike in a Rustavi prison. The former Georgian president demands his release. On the 27th day of his hunger strike, he refused medical procedures and exams because a sturdy glass wall had been installed in the prison meeting room. Mikhail Saakashvili said he could no longer exchange documents with lawyers. On October 28, the prison administration again allowed him to fully communicate with the lawyers, and Mikhail Saakashvili agreed to undergo medical examinations.
Mikhail Saakashvili again refused to see doctors and take medication. His lawyer Giorgi Gelkhauri explained that his client had previously accepted medication, since he wanted to remain conscious during the second round of the municipal elections on October 30.
“From now on, I will not accept any treatment to alleviate the hunger strike and I will not have any medical tests. I returned to Georgia because I thought the country is finally heading towards totalitarianism and the destruction of Georgians, but in these elections we must try to stop the above and take action to return, ”said Mikhail Saakashvili in his appeal read by Giorgi Gelkhauri the air of the television company “Mtavari Arkhi”.
Commenting on the hunger strike of the former president, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that “man has the right to commit suicide” and that the state will not be responsible for it.
This article originally appeared on the Russian page from the 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 29, 2021 at 1:32 p.m. MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.