A leader who faced Russia in two different countries now he’s fighting death in prison in his country

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose health has deteriorated due to two hunger strikes in prison, he risks death if he does not receive the necessary treatment, his doctors warned on Friday.

Saakashvili, 54, refused to receive food for 50 days and then for another 20 days, denouncing his imprisonment after being convicted of abuse of power. in Georgia.

On Friday, a group of independent doctors who examined Saakashvili in prison reported that questlast suffers in particular of ailments, severe nervous stress and loss of appetite.

Doctors warn that failure to transfer urgently in hospital of the former president to spare him from exposure to “psychological stressors” would push him to face the risk of developing neurological complications that could cause an imbalance in the functions of his organs and lead to a “fatal end”.

Georgian authorities have so far ignored the concerns expressed by doctors and supporters of the former pro-Western president.

In this context, the head of the ruling Georgian party, Irakli Kobakhidze, announced this week that Saakashvili “is not satisfied with the decline in his standard of living since he was imprisoned”.

He added: “All you need is for you to eat fresh eggs and cheese in so that everything goes well “.

Saakashvili, who ruled Georgia between 2004 and 2013, was arrested and imprisoned in October 2021 upon his return to his country in the Caucasus after several years of exile.

His arrest exacerbated a political crisis in Georgia erupted after the 2020 legislative elections in which the ruling party narrowly won and the opposition deemed fraudulent.

During Saakashvili’s rule, Georgia fought a war with Russia in 2008 after entering the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Subsequently, Saakashvili switched to political work in Ukraine in 2015 during the government of Petro Poroshenko, who granted him Ukrainian citizenship and appointed him governor of Odessa thanks to his support for the “Maidan Revolution” against Russian influence in Ukraine in 2013.

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