The previous president has been in jail since returning to the nation on October 1st after eight years in exile. His social gathering ranked second within the municipal elections.
On Thursday, October 14, tens of hundreds of individuals demonstrated in Georgia demanding the discharge of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, who had been imprisoned on a starvation strike since early October.
From 2004 to 2013, the President of Georgia, the 53-year-old Mr. SaakashviliSure In October, he returned from eight years of exile and served six years in jail for the next crimes ” abuse one’s energy”His imprisonment is a part of the political disaster that has shaken Georgia because the final legislative election in October 2020. The ruling social gathering Georgia desires of profitable by a slim margin. The social gathering is led by billionaire Bizena Ivanishvili. (Bidzina Ivanishvili) was based, he’s M’s important competitor Saakashvili.
Since then, the formation of the latter, the United Nationwide Motion (MNU), gained 30.6% of the votes within the municipal elections on October 3, whereas the Georgia Dream gained 46.7% of the votes. Nonetheless, the opposition social gathering gained 53% of the vote and condemned large-scale fraud. In main cities together with the capital Tbilisi, the second spherical of elections can be held on October 30 between the facility candidates and the Nationwide Unity Social gathering candidates.
“Free Saakashvili!”, “In opposition to political persecution!”, We are able to see on the banners waved by the demonstrators in Tbilisi, who additionally supplied portraits of the previous head of state. In accordance with estimates by AFP (AFP) reporters, not less than 50,000 individuals gathered in Freedom Sq. within the metropolis middle. In accordance with photographs broadcast by the TV channel, all day, the automobiles that fashioned the convoy took the protesters to Tbilisi, and these protesters gathered on the attraction of Mr. Saakashvili and his supporters.
In a message learn to the protesters by his lawyer, Saakashvili referred to as for his nation “Beacon of Democracy” and “Save Georgia by way of nationwide unity and reconciliation”The previous president refused to simply accept the conviction. He thought of it a political conviction and acknowledged that he had begun a starvation strike to protest his imprisonment. The physician expressed concern about his well being.