U.S. urges honest therapy for Georgia’s Saakashvili


WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department stated on Monday it’s following developments in Georgia intently and urged the nation to make sure detained former president Mikheil Saakashvili is handled pretty.

Georgia’s ruling celebration gained a commanding lead in a municipal election held a day after the arrest of Saakashvili, who had returned from exile to assist the opposition. learn extra

“We’re following developments very closely,” U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price informed an everyday information briefing. “We urge Georgian authorities to ensure that Mr Saakashvili is afforded fair treatment in accordance with Georgian law, and Georgia’s international human rights commitments and obligations.”

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis, David Brunnstrom and Michael Martina

Georgia's former President Mikheil Saakashvili, who was detained after returning to the country, is escorted by police officers as he arrives at a prison in Rustavi, Georgia October 1, 2021, in this still image taken from video. Georgian Interior Ministry/Handout via REUTERS