• Jessica Ross and Treveon Isaiah Taylor Snr say Dr Tracey St. Julian used excessive force on their son’s neck and head when the child became stuck
  • Hospital staff are accused of trying to cover up the incident by encouraging cremation and propping up the body to make it appear the head was still attached

The former president is said to have lost 60kg after being imprisoned on abuse of power charges, which rights groups have denounced as politically motivated.


Thousands are rallying against legislation that requires organisations receiving more than 20 per cent funding from abroad to register as ‘foreign agents’.


Mikheil Saakashvili appeared in court via video link to show how much weight he had lost while incarcerated, as associates renewed calls for him to be freed for urgent medical treatment.

After more than a month and a half on hunger strike, imprisoned former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has been transferred to a military hospital.

Imprisoned and on hunger strike, Mikheil Saakashvili called on the United States for help as the former Soviet republic turns away from the pro-Western path he set it on 18 years ago.

The detention on Friday of Georgia’s foremost opposition figure upon his return from exile raised the stakes in the polls seen as a test for the Georgian Dream ruling party.

Bakhtadze, who has been in office since June 2018, said consultations to select his successor were ongoing and that the announcement would be made on Thursday.

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