MOSCOW (Reuters) – Jailed former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been on a starvation strike, wants remedy in hospital as his situation is worsening, his private physician was quoted as saying by TASS information company on Sunday.
The professional-Western politician, who declared a starvation strike on Oct. 1, was arrested after secretly returning to Georgia, having lived overseas for years. Georgia sentenced him in absentia in 2018 for abuse of energy and concealing proof when he was president.
Nikoloz Kipshidze, Saakashvili’s physician, mentioned that he had been discussing his situation with docs on the jail the place he’s being held, not removed from the capital Tbilisi.
“I spoke with them for half an hour about methods to get by means of this evening. I plan to go to him (Saakashvili) once more tomorrow. We’ll in all probability have to switch him to hospital,” the physician was quoted as saying on Georgian tv.
(Reporting by Hugh Lawson)
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