TBILISI, 20 Oct – Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has declared a hunger strike, will be transferred to a prison clinic in case of aggravation of his health condition, Justice Minister Rati Bregadze said.
“At this stage, Mikhail Saakashvili’s health is stable, all vital signs are normal.
Earlier, the Georgian media reported that Saakashvili might be hospitalized in the Tbilisi clinic “Vivamed”.
Saakashvili was detained in Georgia on October 1, at home he is being held in several criminal cases. The ex-president was convicted in absentia of the murder of banker Sandro Girgvliani and the beating of deputy Valery Gelashvili. In the first case, Saakashvili was sentenced to three years in prison, in the second – to six. In addition, he is involved in the cases of dispersal of the opposition rally on November 7, 2007, the pogrom of the Imedi TV company and the embezzlement of funds from the state budget – they are still being considered by the courts.
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