Posted 5 января 2023,, 07:57

Published 5 января 2023,, 07:57

Modified 5 января 2023,, 09:50

Updated 5 января 2023,, 09:50

Actions in support of Mikheil Saakashvili were held in more than 20 countries

Actions in support of Mikheil Saakashvili were held in more than 20 countries

5 января 2023, 07:57
On January 3, pickets in support of former Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili took place in Georgia and more than two dozen countries around the world. Activists demanded to release him from custody due to the deterioration of the politician's health.

So, pickets were held in Armenia, Australia, Latvia, Ukraine, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, Moldova and other countries. Also, several people came to the action at the Swiss Embassy in Russia (there is no Georgian embassy in Russia, there is a consular department in the Swiss diplomatic mission). In Georgia, rallies were held in Tbilisi and other cities.

There was also a picket in the village of Chorvila, where the founder of the ruling party Bidzina Ivanishvili, a political opponent of Saakashvili, was born. Local residents did not allow the activists to organize a march. The demonstrators left the village after the intervention of the police. On January 9, the Tbilisi court will return to consider the petition of Saakashvili's defense.

Lawyers demand for their client the possibility of treatment in a civilian clinic in Europe. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky also demanded the release of Saakashvili.

The Georgian parliament called such Zelensky's demands "not quite adequate". - Whether Saakashvili will be released or not is another matter, but I think it is not quite right to call for the release of a prisoner of another country...

I think that this is not quite an adequate requirement when the president of one country calls on the leadership of another country to release a particular convict, despite the fact that Saakashvili is a citizen of Ukraine. All this looks like interference in the internal affairs of the country," said opposition MP Aleko Elisashvili.

Recall that in December last year, a video was distributed on the Internet in which Saakashvili, while in the private medical center "Vivamed", behaves aggressively, throws tantrums, shouts at medical workers and throws various objects at them. He also depicts a faint.