The European Court of Human Rights refused to send ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to Poland for treatment, Georgian Justice Minister Rati Bregadze said.

In addition, the minister says that the Strasbourg court did not oblige the state to transfer Saakashvili to any other clinic in Georgia.

“All the actions of the state since the day of his arrest were correct and met the highest human rights standards,” Rati Bregadze said.

Saakashvili's mother, Giuli Alasania, said she did not expect such a decision. However, according to her, this is the first stage, after which the court will consider the complaint on the merits.

“The whole world knows that Mikheil Saakashvili is a political prisoner and personal prisoner of Putin,” Alasania said.

The government excludes the transfer of Saakashvili for treatment to another country. The Georgian authorities insist that the talk about Saakashvili's critical condition is part of a PR campaign, and he himself is a criminal who engages in self-mutilation, does not obey doctors and feigns in order to achieve his release.