Małgorzata Gosiewska, vice-speaker of the Polish Parliament, stated that the accusations against Georgia's third president are absurd and that no European court would initiate proceedings and consider these cases. She delivered a speech on this topic at the International Women's Conference, held in Tbilisi at the initiative of President Salome Zurabishvili.
Gosiewska said in her speech that by the decision of the Georgian oligarch, the former president of Georgia will die in front of the world and no one should tolerate it.
"Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is in serious condition in prison. This seems to be the first time in Europe since World War II that a president has been tried in his own country. The charges against him are absurd. None of the European courts would start proceedings and consider the case, but I will not talk about the accusations now, I will focus more on humanity. The Georgian government has refused an international team of doctors to allow the ex-president to be medically examined and it is impossible for him to receive appropriate treatment abroad as a humanitarian measure. This is barbarism, which has nothing to do with European values. Dear ladies and gentlemen, by the decision of a Georgian oligarch, a man, the former president of this country, is dying in front of the world, we must not tolerate this," she said in her speech.
She also criticized the Georgian government for not allowing Russian-born blogger Inza Oguz to enter Georgia. He has been at the Lars border crossing for several days now and says his life would be in danger if he were to return to Russia. Russian authorities accuse the blogger of links with a terrorist organization.