arrest of Mikheil Saakashvili October 2021

Saakashvili rushed to prison hospital as supporters rally around the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi

By | November 8th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: |

(RL/RFE.) TBILISI, DFWatch--The former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili was rushed to a prison hospital in Tbilisi Monday evening, reportedly due to a deteriorating health condition after being on a hunger strike for 39 days. Saakashvili had been held in Rustavi penitentiary since October 1, when he was arrested after returning to his home country for the [...]

Former president Saakashvili returns to Georgia and is arrested a day before local elections

By | October 1st, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Former President Mikheil Saakashvili. TBILISI, DFWatch--Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili allegedly returned on Friday to his home country on Friday after eight and a half years’ absence. Law enforcement authorities arrested the former leader the same evening. The news about the ex-president’s arrest sparked celebrations among the opposition and frustration within the government, and threatened to [...]