“We are announcing continuous rallies,” Davit Saakashvili, the brother of the currently imprisoned former President Mikheil Saakashvili, said at a press conference after the deadline given by the family to the government to transfer him abroad for treatment expired.
The ex-president’s family and lawyers say that his condition after the hunger strike and inhumane treatment in prison is critical, and he needs treatment abroad to survive.
Saakashvili’s brother noted, the specific date of the start of the rallies will be announced in the near future.
“The plan is the following: we have very little time. From tomorrow we will start actively talking to everyone, first of all, we will talk to doctors, we should talk to the Patriarchate about the health of our brother, our President.
“We will continue to hold meetings with the non-governmental sector and civil society and, moreover, we will announce continuous rallies, which we will start very actively after these meetings, across the country. We will visit all regions, we will start from Adjara, we will go to Samegrelo, we will go every direction and we will meet people. If necessary, we will also call for a large-scale rally.
The term given to the government by the family of the former President of Georgia expired today. The family was waiting for an answer from the authorities as to whether they were ready to transfer Saakashvili abroad for treatment.
By Ana Dumbadze