The third President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, addresses the people of Batumi, Zugdidi and his father. His letter was read by Nika Gvaramia, his lawyer and the CEO of the Mtavari Channel, after he left the Rustavi 12th Penitentiary.
Once again, I express my solidarity with the people of Batumi. I pray for there to be no victims. From what I watch on TV, faster action and more efficiently is necessary to save lives. An objective investigation is necessary. The question must be answered as to who is to blame. Also, all such dubious construction and construction permits should be suspended until real professionals make an objective conclusion. I stand by my beloved Batumi and the people of Batumi. With love, Mikheil Saakashvili, - writes the third president.
Mikheil Saakashvili also addressed the people of Zugdidi and expressed solidarity with Anzor Melia, the candidate of the National Movement, Manuchar Pipia and the people of Zugdidi.
"The main goal of Ivanishvili's regime, as Mkhedrioni did in their time - is Samegrelo. The lawlessness that is being committed now in Zugdidi and what they are going to do in Senaki and elsewhere, must not be tolerated! I had the opportunity to breathe the air of Samegrelo in the previous days and this is unmistakably, I can say, the air of freedom. The liberation of Georgia must start again from Samegrelo. Tomorrow! Everyone to defend your votes with the leadership of Nika Melia and other party leaders. Solidarity to Anzor Melia and our candidate, Pipia, who won the first round and is now losing the victory. Solidarity with the people of Zugdidi - I know for sure what a black page in our history is that we, the whole country could not take care of the first president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, I also know for sure that it will not happen again, and we will not allow it," Mikheil Saakashvili wrote.
Lastly, he addressed his father, who asked him to stop the hunger strike.
"Nika dear, you have been not only my father since childhood, but also my main healer. Unfortunately, the hunger strike for me is the only form of protest that this regime has left me with, and struggle is now more important than myself and my health. I appreciate your fatherly care, but I think you know that I will never do anything half-hearted, your Misha," the letter reads.