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Zelensky calls on Georgia to release Saakashvili for treatment abroad

10:36, Tuesday, 20 December, 2022
Zelensky calls on Georgia to release Saakashvili for treatment abroad

President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the Georgian government to transfer ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, imprisoned in Georgia for over a year, to a clinic outside of the country.

Saakashvili was arrested in October 2021 after returning to Georgia from exile and jailed on what he says are trumped-up charges of abuse of office and embezzlement.

He has gone on a hunger strike twice since his arrest and has reportedly suffered significant weight loss, and is unable to move with help.

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