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Sandu reports on Saakashvili's deteriorating health, calls on Georgian authorities to ensure his recovery

KYIV. May 7 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Moldovan President Maia Sandu has reported on the deteriorating health of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and called on the Georgian authorities to provide "appropriate treatment and support his recovery."

"Worrying reports on Saakashvili’s deteriorating health. Calling on our Georgian partners to provide former president w/ appropriate medical treatment & support his recovery. The right to health is a fundamental part of human rights & of our understanding of a life in dignity," Sandu wrote on Twitter on Friday night.

As reported, Saakashvili secretly arrived in Georgia on September 29, 2021 and was detained in Tbilisi on October 1, 2021 and put in jail in the city of Rustavi soon afterwards, where he declared a hunger strike. On November 8, he was transferred to the prison infirmary in Tbilisi’s Gldani district without the consent of his lawyers and family. On November 20, Saakashvili was transferred to a military hospital in Gori, where he stopped his hunger strike. Saakashvili has been convicted in Georgia in absentia in several criminal cases and is being treated as a suspect in some others. He has described his detention as unlawful and the charges brought against him as falsified.