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World 04 Nov 2021 | 3:32 AM

Georgian president says Saakashvili is special prisoner but won't be pardoned

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Jailed former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who is on hunger strike, cannot be pardoned and his health condition should not cause political turmoil, Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili said on Wednesday, Interfax news agency reported.

World 06 Nov 2021 | 5:40 PM

Georgia's state security accuses jailed ex-president of plotting coup -report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Georgia's state security service said on Saturday that planned opposition protests were part of a planned coup devised and directed by jailed former president Mikheil Saakashvili, Russia's TASS news agency reported.

World 09 Nov 2021 | 2:02 AM

Swiss father ready to die in climate hunger strike

BERN (Reuters) - A Swiss father of three on his eighth day of a hunger strike said on Monday he is willing to starve to death in a bid to make his government take bold action on climate change to safeguard his children's future.

World 09 Nov 2021 | 8:20 PM

Georgian ex-president threatened and abused in prison hospital - rights official

TBILISI (Reuters) -The prison hospital treating Georgia's hunger-striking former president Mikheil Saakashvili lacks proper medical equipment and fellow inmates there have threatened and abused him, a Georgian human rights official said on Tuesday.

World 12 Nov 2021 | 1:17 AM

Georgian ex-president says he'll end hunger strike if moved from prison hospital

TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia's jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili said on Thursday he would end a six-week hunger strike once he was transferred from the prison hospital to a better facility to allow him to recover, according to his lawyer.

World 14 Nov 2021 | 1:06 AM

Ecuador prison violence leaves at least 68 dead, dozens injured

GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) - At least 68 prisoners were killed and more than two dozen injured in overnight violence at Ecuador's Penitenciaria del Litoral prison, the government said on Saturday, in what officials characterize as fights among rival gangs.