The State Department called on the Georgian authorities to treat Saakashvili "fairly and with dignity"

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The press speaker of the US State Department, Ned Price, made a comment in Washington today about the situation around ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili and his transfer to a prison hospital.
Price answered a question from the Georgian edition of the Voice of America radio at a briefing.
"We are closely monitoring the situation, before that - the detention of former President Saakashvili, and now - the attitude towards him. For the statement of the Ombudsman of Georgia, which raises questions in connection with the condition of the imprisoned President Saakashvili.
Against the background of this statement, we call on the Georgian government to take immediate steps to provide Saakashvili with the psychological and medical assistance he needs.
We once again call on the Government of Georgia to treat Saakashvili fairly and with dignity, in accordance with international standards and Georgian legislation.
As always in such cases, the government has a responsibility to protect prisoners from violence, including psychological violence, to provide them with appropriate medical care, and to ensure the non-disclosure of private information about their health status, in accordance with the legislation of Georgia," Ned Price said.
The third President of Georgia was detained on October 1 in Tbilisi. Saakashvili returned to his homeland for the first time in eight years – in 2013 he left Georgia after his second presidential term ended. In 2012, Saakashvili's United National Movement party lost the parliamentary elections to the Georgian Dream party, created by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. After that, the Georgian authorities opened several criminal cases against Saakashvili, accusing him of official crimes, including embezzlement of public funds for representative expenses, as well as pardoning persons guilty of criminal offenses.
After his detention, Saakashvili declared himself a political prisoner and has been on hunger strike in prison for 40 days. On November 8, the former president was transferred to the hospital at the N18 prison in Gldani on the outskirts of Tbilisi, even though Saakashvili himself, his lawyers and family sought his transfer to a civilian clinic. Saakashvili and his defense claim that the transfer was carried out against his will.

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The State Department called on the Georgian authorities to treat Saakashvili "fairly and with dignity"

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Read: 602     14:00     10 Ноябрь 2021    

The press speaker of the US State Department, Ned Price, made a comment in Washington today about the situation around ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili and his transfer to a prison hospital.
Price answered a question from the Georgian edition of the Voice of America radio at a briefing.
"We are closely monitoring the situation, before that - the detention of former President Saakashvili, and now - the attitude towards him. For the statement of the Ombudsman of Georgia, which raises questions in connection with the condition of the imprisoned President Saakashvili.
Against the background of this statement, we call on the Georgian government to take immediate steps to provide Saakashvili with the psychological and medical assistance he needs.
We once again call on the Government of Georgia to treat Saakashvili fairly and with dignity, in accordance with international standards and Georgian legislation.
As always in such cases, the government has a responsibility to protect prisoners from violence, including psychological violence, to provide them with appropriate medical care, and to ensure the non-disclosure of private information about their health status, in accordance with the legislation of Georgia," Ned Price said.
The third President of Georgia was detained on October 1 in Tbilisi. Saakashvili returned to his homeland for the first time in eight years – in 2013 he left Georgia after his second presidential term ended. In 2012, Saakashvili's United National Movement party lost the parliamentary elections to the Georgian Dream party, created by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. After that, the Georgian authorities opened several criminal cases against Saakashvili, accusing him of official crimes, including embezzlement of public funds for representative expenses, as well as pardoning persons guilty of criminal offenses.
After his detention, Saakashvili declared himself a political prisoner and has been on hunger strike in prison for 40 days. On November 8, the former president was transferred to the hospital at the N18 prison in Gldani on the outskirts of Tbilisi, even though Saakashvili himself, his lawyers and family sought his transfer to a civilian clinic. Saakashvili and his defense claim that the transfer was carried out against his will.

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