The imprisoned former president of Georgia, Mykhailo Saakashvili, today remotely connected to the meeting of the Tbilisi City Court, which is considering the request of the lawyers to postpone the sentence and release Saakashvili due to his health.
He read his appeal to Ukraine, declared that he was confident of victory.
"But if I don't live, my heart should be buried in Kyiv," Saakashvili said. He also stated that he was tortured and poisoned in prison, writes the "News-Georgia" agency.
He then lifted his shirt and showed the court his physical condition, apologizing to everyone "for the unaesthetic footage."
"The only thing I am asking for is to give me an opportunity for adequate treatment...", Saakashvili said, addressing the court.
After that, the inclusion was interrupted, and the court continued to hear the defense witnesses.
The day before, it was reported that Saakashvili may be transferred to intensive care. For now, he remains in the ward.
The Georgian authorities continue to insist that talks about Saakashvili's critical condition are part of a PR campaign, and he himself is faking it. Last week, the Ministry of Justice of Georgia expressed disbelief in the results of an independent medical examination of the Empathy Center. The court attached to the case files the National Expertise Service named after Samharaul, in which the conclusions of independent experts are disputed.
Since his arrest, Saakashvili has lost more than 30% of his body weight, now he weighs about 69 kilograms with a height of 195 cm. Among the diagnoses of an independent examination are rapidly progressive dementia, cachexia - a threatening loss of body weight, anorexia, gastroenterological diseases and diseases
The "Vivamedy" clinic claims that Saakashvili "eats poorly" and refuses intravenous nutrition.