Mikheil Saakashvili is still being unlawfully denied access to a doctor, this is a violation of his fundamental rights - Lawyer


The third president was visited by his lawyer, Dimitri Sadzaglishvili, at the Rustavi 12th Penitentiary Institution.

As the lawyer said after the meeting, the personal doctor of Mikheil Saakashvili is prevented from visiting him, which is a violation of his fundamental rights.

He said they have no information about who is taking care of the third president's health and how he is being treated.

"Mikheil Saakashvili's doctor, is still prevented from entering the facility, and this at a time when he has health problems. Naturally, this is a very important and significant violation of Mikheil Saakashvili's fundamental rights. We have no access to information regarding who cares for Mikheil Saakashvili's health and what steps are being taken in this direction. Against this backdrop, not allowing Mikheil Saakashvili's personal physician to visit him naturally raises a lot of questions and basically shows once again that the goal of the Georgian government and Ministry of Justice is not to care about Mikheil Saakashvili's health and provide him with the necessary medical services. This is confirmed by the conclusions of two consiliums," said Dimitri Sadzaglishvili.

He also noted that the lawyers are still not allowed to communicate with Mikheil Saakashvili in private and appealed to the relevant authorities for help.

"Also lawyers are not allowed to communicate with him in private, which we have repeatedly stated and demanded to lift these restrictions. However, so far Institution No.12 and its director have done nothing to remove this illegal barrier between us and Mikheil Saakashvili. Once again we demand to be able to communicate with Mikheil Saakashvili in accordance with the law, and we ask for help in this process from the Georgian lawyers Association, the Public Defender, any institution that has the ability to influence the implementation of this protection. He said.

The third President will also be visited by his political teammates today. Giorgi Botkoveli, a member of the National Movement was already in the 12th penitentiary institution.