National Movement deputy Ana Tsitlidze has stopped her hunger strike.
She claims that from the beginning, she did not expect that the government “devoid of humanism” would fulfill her demands regarding Mikheil Saakashvili.
“I want to thank the persons who supported me. I want to thank the doctors. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be able to sit here and talk. I thank the whole Parliament apparatus, as well as my friends.
“From the first day, I did not have the feeling that the government, devoid of humanism as it is, would fulfill my demands. This was my protest against the hatred and slander that the government has been trying to feed society with during these 10 years. During all these days, I had meetings with government representatives, I communicated with international partners, I had the opportunity to meet the President of Georgia, talk with her, I want to thank her for this opportunity. My main point was and is one thing: We should build more bridges and not break them. Hatred is not what will lead this country to its European future,” Tsitlidze said.
Tsitlidze has been on hunger strike for 12 days in Parliament, demanding that former president Mikheil Saakashvili be transferred abroad for treatment.
Along with Tsitlidze, on December 15, two more members of the party – Davit Kirkitadze and Abdula Ismailov – started a hunger strike, and on December 16, Temur Janashia joined them. All three stopped their hunger strike due to the deterioration of their health.