Saakashvili called on his party's supporters to win in the second round of elections

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The detained ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili considers the victory of the opposition in the second round of municipal elections an important prerequisite for his release. This is stated in the letter of the politician, which was read by the general director of the Mtavari TV channel and the lawyer of the former president Nick Gvaramiya.
The second round of elections will be held on October 30. Mayors will be chosen by residents of 20 of the 64 municipalities where none of the candidates has overcome the 50% barrier. Both the ruling Georgian Dream and the country's largest opposition party, the United National Movement, are preparing for the vote,
"The victory in the second rounds is obligatory both for the country and for my release. I fully support the chairman of the party ["United National Movement"] To Nick Melia and all our candidates who won in the first round. It is necessary to win in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi, Telavi, Khashuri, Tsalenjikha, Senaki, Poti, Tskaltubo, Martvili and everywhere where not only mayors, but also majoritaries passed in the second round," Saakashvili writes.
The ex-president points out that now the conditions of the ruling Georgian Dream and the UNM are unequal, however, despite this, the opposition must use all legal means, including a recount of votes in disputed polling stations. In parallel, Saakashvili urges supporters to prepare for pre-election rallies.
The ex-president also commented on the claims voiced earlier by his lawyers, including delaying the appointment of a court session. Saakashvili believes that the authorities are doing this purposefully.
"They expect that the hunger strike will weaken me, and I will not be able to attend the trial," he writes.
Saakashvili confirmed that he is not going to stop the hunger strike. At the same time, he warned against such steps by his supporters.
"Since I am here, the forms of my struggle are limited. Those who are outside, on the contrary, should be in good physical and moral shape for a decisive battle," he added.
The prison administration banned the ex-president from meetings and phone calls. Today, even Saakashvili's mother Giuli Alasania was not allowed into the penitentiary. According to the lawyers, the requested TV has not yet been brought to his cell by the politician, nor has an extra mattress and blanket been provided. Supporters of the ex-president believe that in this way the authorities are trying to exert psychological pressure on Saakashvili and morally break him.
After the change of power in Georgia, four criminal cases were opened against the third president, two of which have already been sentenced. Saakashvili was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison. In addition, the Interior Ministry launched an investigation into the illegal crossing of the border by the ex-president on September 29.
Saakashvili went on a hunger strike immediately after his detention on October 1. The ex-president said that he would not stop it until the authorities released him and the people who were detained as his accomplices. The politician also refused medical care.

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Saakashvili called on his party's supporters to win in the second round of elections

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Read: 242     11:00     08 Октябрь 2021    

The detained ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili considers the victory of the opposition in the second round of municipal elections an important prerequisite for his release. This is stated in the letter of the politician, which was read by the general director of the Mtavari TV channel and the lawyer of the former president Nick Gvaramiya.
The second round of elections will be held on October 30. Mayors will be chosen by residents of 20 of the 64 municipalities where none of the candidates has overcome the 50% barrier. Both the ruling Georgian Dream and the country's largest opposition party, the United National Movement, are preparing for the vote,
"The victory in the second rounds is obligatory both for the country and for my release. I fully support the chairman of the party ["United National Movement"] To Nick Melia and all our candidates who won in the first round. It is necessary to win in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi, Telavi, Khashuri, Tsalenjikha, Senaki, Poti, Tskaltubo, Martvili and everywhere where not only mayors, but also majoritaries passed in the second round," Saakashvili writes.
The ex-president points out that now the conditions of the ruling Georgian Dream and the UNM are unequal, however, despite this, the opposition must use all legal means, including a recount of votes in disputed polling stations. In parallel, Saakashvili urges supporters to prepare for pre-election rallies.
The ex-president also commented on the claims voiced earlier by his lawyers, including delaying the appointment of a court session. Saakashvili believes that the authorities are doing this purposefully.
"They expect that the hunger strike will weaken me, and I will not be able to attend the trial," he writes.
Saakashvili confirmed that he is not going to stop the hunger strike. At the same time, he warned against such steps by his supporters.
"Since I am here, the forms of my struggle are limited. Those who are outside, on the contrary, should be in good physical and moral shape for a decisive battle," he added.
The prison administration banned the ex-president from meetings and phone calls. Today, even Saakashvili's mother Giuli Alasania was not allowed into the penitentiary. According to the lawyers, the requested TV has not yet been brought to his cell by the politician, nor has an extra mattress and blanket been provided. Supporters of the ex-president believe that in this way the authorities are trying to exert psychological pressure on Saakashvili and morally break him.
After the change of power in Georgia, four criminal cases were opened against the third president, two of which have already been sentenced. Saakashvili was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison. In addition, the Interior Ministry launched an investigation into the illegal crossing of the border by the ex-president on September 29.
Saakashvili went on a hunger strike immediately after his detention on October 1. The ex-president said that he would not stop it until the authorities released him and the people who were detained as his accomplices. The politician also refused medical care.

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