A lawyer for imprisoned former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been on a starvation strike for seven weeks, says he fell and misplaced consciousness on the finish of the lawyer’s go to
MOSCOW — Georgia’s imprisoned former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been on a starvation strike for seven weeks, fell and misplaced consciousness Thursday, his lawyer mentioned.
Lawyer Beka Basilaia mentioned he had been visiting Saakashvili in jail when he collapsed. Basilaia mentioned he was taken from the visiting room on a stretcher and that his situation is steady.
U.S. State Division spokesperson Ned Value mentioned U.S. officers are carefully following the remedy of Saakashvili.
“We commend the oversight work of the Georgian Public Defender in establishing an impartial medical staff to guage Mr. Saakashvili’s well being and to evaluate the state of medical services on the jail hospital,” mentioned Value in an announcement. “We urge the Authorities of Georgia to deal with Mr. Saakashvili pretty and with dignity, in addition to to heed the Public Defender’s suggestions about acceptable remedy.”