Georgian ex-president says he'll end hunger strike if moved from prison hospital

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# 12 November 2021 01:30 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia's jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili said on Thursday he would end a six-week hunger strike once he was transferred from the prison hospital to a better facility to allow him to recover, according to his lawyer, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Saakashvili declared the hunger strike after being arrested on Oct. 1 following his return to Georgia from abroad to rally the opposition on the eve of local elections.

He was transferred this week to a prison hospital in the capital Tbilisi that, according to rights ombudsman Nino Lomjaria, was lacking proper medical equipment and where fellow inmates had threatened and abused him.