The Civil sector calls on the court to make a decision in accordance with human rights standards

We, the signatory organizations, once again respond to the deterioration of the health condition of the third president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili.

As we have repeatedly mentioned, the extreme deterioration of Saakashvili's condition is recorded by the medical expert's conclusions and the Special Council of the public defender. According to the public defender, there are grounds for postponing the sentence and its treatment is possible only in a multi-profile clinic. This was confirmed by witnesses interviewed in court, namely:

  • According to American toxicologist David Smith, Saakashvili is treated incorrectly and needs detoxification with chelation therapy;
  • James Cobb listed Saakashvili's diagnoses and noted that if the treatment is delayed, he will lose the ability to move;
  • The neurologist of the clinic “Vivamed” Tamar Abashidze said that Saakashvili's neurological condition had deteriorated significantly in recent months.

The extreme deterioration of Mikheil Saakashvili's health condition is clear from medical reports and expert testimonies. Further decline of his health and the possible lethal outcome will lead to grave violation of human rights, which, in turn, will cause irreparable damage to the country's reputation.

Therefore, we call on the court to consider the conclusions of specialists in the field and make a decision in accordance with human rights standards as soon as possible.

We also call on the international community to use all available means to avoid irreparable damage to human life and health and political collapse of the Georgian state.


  1. Open Society Foundation of Georgia2. Georgian democracy initiative3. Governance monitoring center
  2. Economic Policy Research Center
  3. Media Development Foundation6. Transparency International-Georgia
  4. Partnership for Human Rights
  5. Georgian Court guard
  6. International Society for fair elections and Democracy
  7. Prevention for progress
  8. Tolerance and Diversity Institute12. Rights Georgia
  9. Georgian Young Lawyers ' Association
  10. Democracy Research Institute
  11. Center for Psychosocial and medical rehabilitation of torture victims
  12. Center for social justice
  13. Safari