Georgia’s ex-president Saakashvili needs treatment abroad, doctor says

MOSCOW – Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili wishes professional treatment abroad, a health care provider with Georgia’s human rights commissioner said on Sunday, weeks after Saakashvili ended a 50-day hunger strike in prison, Russian TASS information agency reported.

Saakashvili agreed to end the hunger strike on Nov. 20, completing a protest that raised political tensions in the former Soviet republic and drew expressions of shock from the United States Of America. L8N2SA2YW

“He now mostly wishes a distinct rehabilitation, which we call neurorehabilitation and psycho-neurorehabilitation, which lets now not find in Georgia,” TASS quoted Otar Toidze as saying.

Georgia’s human rights commissioner in November mentioned Saakashvili had to be moved to intensive care to avoid the danger of middle failure, internal bleeding and coma.

Saakashvili was once arrested on Oct. 1 after returning from exile to rally the competition at the eve of local elections. He faces six years in prison after being convicted in absentia in 2018 for abusing his place of business all the way through his 2004-2013 presidency, a price he rejects as politically motivated.

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili has said Saakashvili won’t be pardoned.

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