Ukrainian ombudsman says Saakashvili urgently needs to be hospitalized

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Ukrainian Ombudsman declares that Saakashvili needs to be urgently hospitalized

Georgian Expresident Saakashvili has been on hunger strike for more than a month – the 34th day.

Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova met with the mother of politician Mikheil Saakashvili, as well as with his Ukrainian lawyer Yevgeny Hrushovets and People's Deputy of Ukraine Yelizaveta Yasko . The Ukrainian ombudsman claims that Saakashvili's health condition is deteriorating every day, and therefore he needs to be urgently hospitalized.

She announced this on her Facebook page.

According to her, the family of the detained politician is concerned about the state of health of his son, who is on hunger strike for the 34th day in a row and has lost 20 kilograms of weight. “The mother fears that prolonged fasting could lead to irreversible consequences for the life and health of Mikheil,” Denisova noted.

The Ombudsman also said that today, November 3, all possible tests were done determine the objective state of Mikheil's health. Previously, doctors could not take tests due to pressure surges and a change in the pulse of the Georgian President.

“I call on the Georgian leadership to immediately respond to the deteriorating health of Mikheil Saakashvili and provide him with the opportunity to receive professional medical support in a medical institution. I emphasize once again that the failure to provide medical care is contrary to the guaranteed norms of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms,” he said he. Denisova.

Lyudmila Denisova calls on foreign states and international organizations to condemn the actions of officials of the Republic of Georgia, who, according to her, violate the rights of Ukrainian citizen Mikheil Saakashvili. She asks them to seek from the Georgian authorities to restore his rights to medical care.

Recall, Mikheil Saakashvili was detained October 1, 2021 Georgian law enforcement officers. Prior to this, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili warned the expresident that upon his return he would go to jail. After the arrest, the politician went on a hunger strike.

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