From Mikhail Saakashvili FB page
Oct 9, 2021
My appeal to the international community
I was arrested and incarcerated on October 1st.
The arrest was based on two court sentences which no one in the world recognizes and also on an arrest warrant on two pending cases.
Under the Georgian law any person detained on the basis of an actual and ongoing case shall be promptly brought before court.
I’ve been held for already 9 days without a hearing and my lawyer was just told by the judge on the case, that no hearing is to be expected for weeks to come.
There is an obvious attempt not to allow my public appearance before scheduled second round of elections where almost in every major city my party is neck to neck with Ivanishvili’s party.
I hope you will not allow this extrajudicial captivity case unnoticed.
From Lisa Yasko FB page yesterday:
My second visit to Rustavi jail in Georgia.
Visited Mikheil Saakashvili in jail.
The eighth day of his hunger strike continues: and, unfortunately, his health condition has seriously worsened. Misha lost more than 12 kg of weight.
At the same time, his spirit, as before, is on top: hunger strike is not going to stop!
Mikhail closely follows the events in the world and passes words of support to all his supporters!
Today rallies were held around the world near the embassies of Georgia and the squares of cities in support of Misha.
The international community continues to express concern and condemn the arrest.
As written in their statement by the deputies of the European Parliament Andrius Kubilius and Rasa Jukneviciene, Saakashvili’s case is political. European conservatives demand to release Michael.
A rally in support of Mikhail is taking place near the murívsʹkoí tsi jail.
There are many media representatives.
Protesters wrote on the wall of prison words TAVISUPLEB MISHA – which means Freedom to Misha! Freedom of Saakashvili!