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Pre-trial Detention of Saakashvili in the November 7 Case Has Been Canceled

By The Messenger Staff
Thursday, November 11
The measure of restraint imposed on Mikheil Saakashvili was canceled regarding the ‘November 7 case’.

The decision was made by judges - Lia Orkodashvili, Nino Elieshvili and Maia Kokiashvili.

The hearing will continue on November 29.

Lawyer Beka Basilaia said that the court is waiting for Mikheil Saakashvili's physical condition to worsen to make sure he’s not able to go to court.

At today's trial, which lasted 4 hours, the judge refused to involve Mikheil Saakashvili in the trial remotely or by telephone. According to Nino Elieshvili, the ex-president will be allowed to do so at the next trial.

The Ministry of Justice refused to transfer Mikheil Saakashvili to the courtroom. According to them, during the transfer “there may have been destructive actions involving 500-600 cars.”

Mikheil Saakashvili's doctor Nikoloz Kipshidze says that the external examination showed that Mikheil Saakashvili has injuries on his body.

“Medical examination is underway now, it is not over yet, I left earlier because my part was finished,” Kipshidze said.

Kipshidze says that Mikheil Saakashvili was morally strengthened for the court hearing, and is dissatisfied with the fact that he was not allowed to speak there.

United National Movement Chairman Nika Melia says it will not hold protests near the hospital where former President Mikheil Saakashvili will be taken. According to the party, all kinds of provocations will be avoided.

Amnesty International said that how the government is treating Saakashvili is not just selective justice, but clearly political revenge.