The US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan, stated that they have full confidence in the ombudsman’s office, which monitors the health of former president Mikheil Saakashvili. She urges the Georgian government to take the ombudsman’s recommendations very seriously.
“We have full confidence in the Public Defender’s Office, which monitors Mr. Saakashvili’s health, and we call on the Georgian government to take the ombudsman’s recommendations very carefully. This is a person who has a constitutional mandate to protect the human rights of every citizen of Georgia. The ombudsman’s office is doing a very good and responsible job and we have full confidence in her recommendations,” Degnan said.
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.