As the participants of the rally say, the main purpose of the letter is to remind the Minister of Justice Rati Bregadze that European integration of the country is his constitutional obligation.
As one of the members of the National Movement, Irakli Pavlenishvili noted, the Minister should promote the country’s European integration, not hinder it.
Members of the National Movement and supporters of ex-president Saakashvili held a rally called “Save the country’s European future” near the Ministry of Justice. The main demand of the rally participants was for Rati Bregadze’s office to satisfy the conditions of the note signed by 27 countries and to transfer Saakashvili abroad for treatment.
Saakashvili’s mother, Giuli Alasania, said that the demarche letter handed over to Justice Minister on behalf of the EU member states urges for Saakashvili’s immediate transfer abroad for medical treatment.
Giuli Alasania clarified that she did not attend the February 27 meeting between the Minister and ambassadors; however, she claimed she knew what the letter was about, accusing the Minister of lying when he denied discussing Saakashvili’s transfer overseas at the meeting with ambassadors.
In terms of Mikheil Saakashvili’s health, Alasania reported he weighed less than 67 kg, suffering from high body temperature and hypertension.
EU Ambassador to Georgia Pawel Herczynski and Swedish Ambassador Ulrik Tideström on Monday delivered a formal demarche to Justice Minister Rati Bregadze concerning jailed ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili. Herczynski said the EU member states “are very concerned about reports of Saakashvili’s deteriorating health.”