There is no special secret in the questions provided by the Ministry of Justice - it is completely unclear and unexplained why Rati Bregadze, the Ministry of Justice and the Penitentiary Service want the Public Defender's Office to make this issue public - if they think there is a public interest, they can make it public, Deputy Public Defender, Giorgi Burjanadze, stated while talking to journalists.
According to him, if there are questions about the conclusion prepared by the so-called medical council set up by the Public Defender regarding Mikheil Saakashvili's health condition, the Office of the Public Defender offers any stakeholder to discuss the issues orally.
"As for what the Public Defender will make public - this is naturally our decision. When they sent us questions, we discussed the issue and since we did not see anything special in these questions and since they are still asking these questions and may have additional questions in the future, we offer a more open format where we are ready to provide all the detailed information in oral form, by our qualified doctors to their medical staff. This is a bit of an unusual form for us, given that our so-called council has prepared a number of reports," said Giorgi Burjanadze.
According to him, Mikheil Saakashvili needs to receive specific medical assistance.
“However, if it is not possible to provide this on the ground, then we should consider the provision of medical services, including of another country," he said.
The remarks come after Minister of Justice Rati Bregadze said that on April 30 they sent questions to the Public Defender's Office, but the agency has not received an answer in writing. The Minister called on the Public Defender to make these questions public.