Kakha Kaladze, the secretary general of the ruling Georgian Dream party, on Friday said the currently imprisoned former president Mikheil Saakashvili had been in the “self-harm mode”, following the “failed plans of the country’s so-called friends” to “spark unrest in the country, organize a coup and then drag Georgia into the Russia-Ukraine war” following the former president’s clandestine return in October 2021.
He claimed Saakashvili’s family and entourage “encouraged” the former official’s “self-harming” to facilitate his release from custody.
Domestic courts have rejected Saakashvili’s motion on his release on health grounds earlier this year, amid the claims of the family and the legal team on the former official’s “utterly complicated health”.
The former official has been receiving treatment in the Tbilisi Vivamedi civilian clinic since May 2022.
Saakashvili currently holds Ukrainian citizenship and took a publ;ic poost there before his arrest in Tbilisi after eight-years in self-imposed political exile.
Source : Front News