Situation of the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili

The European Parliament adopted on 15 February 2023 a resolution on "the situation of former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili" tabled by the EPP, S&D, Renew, Greens/EFA and ECR groups.

Expressing their grave concerns about the deteriorating health of the former Georgian President, who has been detained since October 2021 and suffered poisoning by heavy metals while in detention, the Members reminded the Georgian authorities of their responsibility to respect Mr Saakashvili's fundamental rights and personal dignity and to provide him with adequate medical treatment abroad, in line with EU values and with the country's constitution and international commitments.

Furthermore, the Members reiterated their call on the Council to impose sanctions on oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili for his nefarious role in the deterioration of the political process in Georgia.