Son of ex-Georgian president ends hunger strike
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 23 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The son of the first Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Tsotne, who was sentenced to 9.5 years in prison, stopped his hunger strike this week. Gamsakhurdia ceased his protests after meeting with the Georgian patriarch, his lawyer Kety Bekauri told Trend.
Gamsakhurdia was on hunger strike for 51 days, demanding that a special commission be created to supervise all detention facilities in the country to protect the rights of prisoners.
Gamsakhurdia was sentenced to nine years in prison for attempted murder. He has denied his guilt and claims that he is the victim of political persecution.
Gamsakhurdia announced a hunger strike May 3.
Meanwhile, Gamsakhurdia's case will be submitted to the European Court of Human Rights.
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