The President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, stated that if there is a relevant expert opinion regarding Mikheil Saakashvili’s health, the court should make a worthy decision.
“On the health of the former president, I have repeatedly said that this is a very important issue that I pay close attention to every day, because I believe that it is a very important issue for the country’s reputation and our dignity. Thus, from my Administration, they regularly meet with the consilium, sometimes with Empathy, sometimes with another consilium. Even today, such a meeting is scheduled. I believe that the most correct way is, and I have said this more than once, both abroad and at closed meetings, if the health is damaged to that level (and I do not know this, I do not have this information to this day, and I am not an expert, I cannot make such a conclusion: The conclusion should be made by others who are in charge), that there will be such a report, it should be presented to the court and the court should make a worthy decision.
“This will solve the problem in two directions, first, the health problem, if his health is damaged to this level, and I hope it is not. The second issue will also be resolved, thus the court will show that it is independent, which will be no less important for the country. I would like the court to prove this, if there is a report that requires it. This is probably the obligation of the lawyers to file it in the court,” said Salome Zurabishvili.
On November 24, Saakashvili’s lawyer, Shalva Khachapuridze, requested an audience with the president in the administration of President Zurabishvili.
The lawyer claims that his meeting with the president is urgent because Saakashvili’s condition is extremely serious. Khachapuridze wants to present the materials of Saakashvili’s case to the president, his health condition and expert report on it.
The lawyer claims that they aren’t going to ask Salome Zurabishvili to pardon the ex-president, although they are going to ask for a postponement of the sentence and handing over of Saakashvili’s case to the jury.