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Hunger strike didn't worsen Saakashvili's health – prison agency

TBILISI. Oct 8 (Interfax) – Imprisoned Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili feels fine, the Georgian Special Penitentiary Service said.

Saakashvili feels fine, has no complaints and is under constant observation of healthcare workers, the Special Penitentiary Service said in a report released on Friday.

Saakashvili went on hunger strike on October 1, the day he was imprisoned, the report said. On the same day, he was examined and underwent an initial medical checkup, and clinical and lab tests and consultations with a family doctor and other specialists (including civilian doctors) were performed later.

Saakashvili is now taking prescribed medications, including medications provided by him, which he says were prescribed to him by his family doctor, the report said.

Verkhovna Rada deputy Yelyzaveta Yasko, who visited Saakashvili in prison earlier on Friday, told reporters Saakashvili has been on hunger strike for more than a week now and has lost 12 kilos. He is in good spirits, but, unfortunately, his health had already suffered a lot, she said.

Saakashvili and Yasko earlier said they had decided to get married.