Mariam Jishkarian, head of a local NGO Empathy supporting victims of violence, told Front News on Monday that the organization was drafting two reports about the health of an imprisoned former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.
She said that the first report would assess Saakashvili's health in relation to the possibility of suspending his sentence, which the hird President is serving for abuse of power while in office, while the second report would be “comprehensive, with alleged facts of torture and inhuman treatemnet”.
In further details, Jishkariani said that the NGO was cooperating with foreign experts, noting that the release of the reports would take time.
Commenting on the former President’s health, Jishkariani suggested that his condition “has not improved”.
"His condition has not improved and Saakashvili still requires the kind of treatment and rehabilitation that is not possible in Georgia, under the conditions of the penal system," said Jishkarian.
Saakashvili, who was arrested in Georgia in October of the last year after eight years in political exile, is now undergoing treatment in a civilian clinic of Vivamedi in Tbilisi, demanding a transfer abroad for a “proper treateent” after months on hunger strike.
The Georgian Dream authorities claimed that Saakashvili was receiving all necessary medical services, offering an involvement of an independent medical expert to further check Saakashvili’s condition.