Georgia: in Tbilisi, the opposition shows in support of Mikheil Saakashvili

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Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili demonstrating in Tbilisi on November 9.

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Part of the Georgian opposition continues to rally daily for former President Mikheil Saakashvili to be transferred to a civilian clinic.

He was arrested on October 1, after returning illegally to his country after eight years in exile.

He immediately began a hunger strike, which he has therefore been pursuing for 40 days, to denounce what he considers to be a political trial against him.

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Mikheïl Saakachvili's supporters were only 2,000 or 3,000 on Tuesday evening to demand his placement in a civilian clinic.

A modest figure, but which nevertheless testifies to the persistence of the political crisis that the country has been experiencing for three years, without stopping.

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continues a very political hunger strike

Supporters of the former Georgian president fear for his life.

On the steps of Parliament, the former mayor of Tbilisi Guigui Ugulava accuses the oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili, who rules Georgia for nine years, want to kill Saakashvili, both by personal revenge than to please Moscow. "

The guilty in this affair, it is a man, only.

He has corrupted everyone: judges, prosecutors, police, who now have empty eyes and take responsibility for the murder of an innocent man

, ”he proclaims.

Many do not believe in Mr. Saakashvili's innocence

Many Georgians do not believe in Mr. Saakashvili's innocence for the acts with which he is accused, committed during his two presidential terms from 2004 to 2013. But even less do they believe that his arrest was motivated by a concern for justice.

According to many, this is illustrated by the transfer this Monday evening of the former president to Gldani prison, on the outskirts of the capital, which does not have any clinic worthy of the name.

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