Ana Dolidze, leader of the People's Party, calls on the United National Movement to immediately use the temporary procedure provided for in Article 39 of the European Convention on Human Rights, apply to the Strasbourg court and request that Saakashvili be taken to a civil hospital.
Dolidze hopes that the Strasbourg court will immediately consider the appeal of Saakashvili's lawyers to apply a temporary measure.
"In the current situation, it is difficult to find out the truth about Mikheil Saakashvili's health. If we listen to the two parties, the situation and the truth are radically different. On the one hand, his health condition is very bad and he is subject to transfer to a civil hospital, on the other hand, we have hate rhetoric, Gharibashvili, for whom this issue is more of a personal interest. We do not believe that the Georgian Dream and Gharibashvili personally understand the responsibility they have for Saakashvili's detention and health.
We believe that Saakashvili should be tried, but at the same time, of course, the right to health and life should be protected. We therefore call on the United National Movement to immediately apply the interim procedure provided for in Article 39 of the European Convention on Human Rights, apply to the Strasbourg court and request that Saakashvili be transferred to a civil hospital at his request. Under the interim procedure laid down in Article 39, the Strasbourg Court shall immediately hear cases concerning the health, life and survival of a party. We can hope that, as in the case of Rustavi 2 earlier, the Strasbourg court will immediately consider this appeal by Saakashvili's lawyers to apply a temporary measure and decide whether or not to take Saakashvili to a civilian hospital to protect his life and health. It will establish the truth about Saakashvili's state of health. It will be a decision that will be obeyed by both sides and will definitely be obeyed by the Georgian government," Dolidze said.