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US appeals to Georgia over jailed former President Saakashvili

Headlines 12:24 19 Nov, 2021

Washington is closely following the treatment of former President Mikheil Saakashvili since his arrest on October 1

US appeals to Georgia over jailed former President Saakashvili

Washington is closely following the treatment of former President Mikheil Saakashvili since his arrest on October 1, the US Department of State said in a statement.

"We commend the oversight work of the Georgian Public Defender in establishing an independent medical team to evaluate Mr. Saakashvili’s health and to review the state of medical facilities at the prison hospital," Qazet.az quotes from the statement.

"We urge the Government of Georgia to treat Mr. Saakashvili fairly and with dignity, as well as to heed the Public Defender’s recommendations about appropriate treatment," the statement reads, calling on the Government of Georgia to ensure Saakashvili is able to attend all court hearings for his pending criminal cases, in line with international law.

Saakashvili's health condition worsened sharply yesterday and further stabilized after the fainted politician was placed in intensive care.