Georgian authorities refuse to send Saakashvili to receive medical treatment abroad

Health Minister of Georgia: there is no need to send Saakashvili abroad This was reported on Friday, November 25, by Sputnik Georgia.

Saakashvili's health has improved significantly, and there is no need to send him abroad for treatment, Health Minister Yekaterina Tikaradze told reporters.

< p> “Our doctors have experience in managing these patients. The Ministry of Health, together with experts in this field, has developed an additional protocol based on international practice, “she added.

The possibility of transferring the ex-president from a military hospital in Gori to a foreign clinic was previously announced by his lawyer Beka Basilai. According to him, if the council of doctors comes to the conclusion that there is no high-tech clinic for Saakashvili's treatment in Georgia, the defense will take a number of legal steps.

On November 20, Mikheil Saakashvili ended his hunger strike, which he had been holding for 50 days. This happened after he was transferred from a prison hospital in Tbilisi to a hospital in Gori.

The former president was detained on October 1 when he returned to Georgia after eight years of emigration to take part in protests. Earlier, the politician was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison for the murder of a banker and beating of a deputy.