Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who is in prison, published a post on his Facebook page stating that he is refusing treatment.
“Since this morning, the opportunity to communicate with private lawyers has been completely blocked. In the meeting room, the glass wall between us has been blackened, which means that we can no longer exchange documents with each other. At the same time, there is very poor audibility. Such a thing has never happened in Georgia and even more so, never in Europe. It has been a long time since we have a realized court and a prosecutor does not exist: our advocacy has been abolished!
“From today, I categorically refuse any research, treatment, and reanimation services related to my hunger strike. This will continue until the right to unhindered relations with human rights defenders is restored!” reads the post.
Saakashvili claimed he was “practically in a Russian prison,” not a Georgian one, adding that even staff were being forced to act like Russians.
Mikheil Saakashvili has been on a hunger strike in prison for 28 days.