Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who is in police custody, was transferred to the intensive care unit due to his deteriorating state of health.
Recall that Saakashvili, who was President of Georgia from 2004 to 2013, was sentenced by the current Georgian authorities to 6 years in prison for abuse of power.
He has been in detention since October 2021.
Saakashvili and his supporters call his sentence politically motivated.
During his presidency, Saakashvili led a number of pro-Western reforms in the country.
Doctors monitoring Saakashvili’s health say his condition has deteriorated significantly since he was imprisoned, where he went on numerous hunger strikes.
Saakashvili is being treated in a hospital in Tbilisi, but his lawyers are asking for a reprieve so that he can be flown abroad for treatment.
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