The Special Penitentiary Service of Georgia has issued a statement saying a UNM member Koba Nakopia's accusation according to which the prison administration has revamped the third floor of the building and made Mikheil Saakashvili's prison glasses foggy does not correspond to the truth.
According to the statement, the glass was replaced in the shower room because Saakashvili himself damaged it when he addressed his supporters.
The statement goes on to say that Mr. Nakopia's other accusation saying that everyone except for lawyers has been banned from taking Saakashvili's letters from prison is not close to the truth as the accused or convict can receive and send an unlimited number of letters according to the law. However, as the statement says, the Special Penitentiary Service ensures that letters reach the recipient.
''Herewith, we also note that at the meeting with the convict or accused, a person cannot give them letters or take their letters out of a prison cell. A similar practice does not exist in any of the penitentiary institutions under the Special Penitentiary Service, and information saying that this is a newly introduced restriction is a lie,'' the statement reads.
A UNM leader and Senaki mayoral candidate Koba Nakopia said earlier that Mikheil Saakashvili's visitors would no longer be allowed to take letters out of his prison cell.
Mikheil Saakashvili was detained on 1 October.
He declared a hunger strike 26 days ago.