Georgian former President Mikheil Saakashvili joins his trial via video link from prison on February 1.
A Polish medical team is ready to go to Georgia to check the health of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, a government spokesman in Warsaw said on March 13, as fears over his condition grow. Saakashvili, 55, was sent to prison in 2021 for six years on charges of abusing his power while president of the ex-Soviet state, a charge he says was politically motivated. His health deteriorated in prison, where he has staged repeated hunger strikes and alleges he was poisoned. He is being held and treated at a clinic in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. To read the original story by Reuters, click here .