The European Court of Human Rights refused to transfer Mikheil Saakashvili to a civil clinic and demanded an end to the hunger strike, Georgian Justice Minister Rati Bregadze said on Facebook.
“The court did not satisfy the claim of the plaintiff and, instead of being transferred to a civil clinic, urged the plaintiff to end the hunger strike,” wrote the Minister of Justice.
Bregadze noted that the Georgian government had received a written notification from the ECHR the day before.
The lawyer of ex-Georgian President Nika Gvaramia said during a briefing that the Strasbourg court recognized Saakashvili’s case as a priority.
Mikhail Saakashvili was detained on October 1. Previously, 13 criminal cases were initiated against him, in some of which he was convicted in absentia.
Once in the prison of the city of Rustavi, the ex-head of the country went on a hunger strike. He is currently in the Gldani District Prison Hospital in Tbilisi. At the same time, Saakashvili and his lawyers insisted that he be sent to a private clinic.
According to the side of the defense, the safety and health of the politician in the prison medical institution “is not provided properly.” In particular, Saakashvili said that he was beaten after being transferred from a prison in Rustavi to a prison hospital on the outskirts of Tbilisi.
Rallies in support of ex-president of Georgia Saakashvili in Tbilisi