Several thousand people have gathered outside the 12th Prison in Rustavi calling for the release of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Supporters of ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili rallied Nov. 6 in Rustavi. Saakashvili has been on hunger strike since he was jailed Oct. 1 after returning to the country. He was convicted in absentia in 2018 for abuse of power, charges he says were politically motivated.
What people are saying?
Ian Kelly How is it possibly in the interests of the Georgian nation for a government to misrepresent a formerpresident? Or to deny him the medical treatment doctors say he needs?
George Simion The latest news about Mikheil Saakashvili’s health are worrying. Georgia’s formerpresident, on hunger strike since his arrest in Tbilisi last month, is in need of hospital treatment. We urge Georgian authorities to allow his transfer to a civilian clinic.