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Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Ends Hunger Strike

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is ending the hunger strike she began in protest of alleged fraud in the country’s recent elections. Ukraine’s deputy health minister, Raissa Moissenko, says Ms. Tymoshenko agreed to end her 17-day hunger strike on Thursday, after meeting with a group of German doctors at her hospital in Kharkiv. The […]

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Ukraine: Tymoshenko Trial Delayed

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian court has delayed the trial of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is on a hunger strike, and set a new trial date for November 23. Tuesday’s move was the latest in a series of delays for the trial, in which Ms. Tymoshenko is defending against charges of tax evasion and embezzlement. Ms. […]

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Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Refuses to End Hunger Strike

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is refusing to end a hunger strike she began this week to protest alleged widespread vote irregularities in Sunday’s parliamentary polls, which have been described by U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as “a step backward” for the nation’s democracy. Ms. Tymoshenko — in custody at a […]

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Ukrainian Opposition Leader Says Radiation-Measuring Devices Seized

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko says officials have confiscated two dosimeters, or radiation-measuring devices, from her hospital room during a search. In a statement, Ms. Tymoshenko, a former prime minister, said Thursday that she had been using the devices to track her own radiation levels, saying she has recorded unusually high levels in the […]

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Ukraine High Court Denies Tymoshenko Appeal

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s high court has rejected former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal against her conviction on charges of abuse of office. A judge said Wednesday the court could not approve the appeal. Ms. Tymoshenko is serving a seven-year sentence. Some supporters of Ms. Tymoshenko in the courtroom yelled “shame!” upon hearing the verdict. The European Union […]

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Ukraine High Court Denies Tymoshenko Appeal

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s high court has rejected former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal against her conviction on charges of abuse of office. A judge said Wednesday the court could not approve the appeal by Ms. Tymoshenko, who is serving a seven-year sentence. The ruling comes a day after her lawyers argued before the European Court for Human […]

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European Court to Hear Tymoshenko Case

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights against her imprisonment by Ukraine on charges of abuse of office. Tuesday’s hearing comes a day before Ukraine’s high court is expected to rule on her appeal against her conviction and seven-year sentence. The abuse of office charges are linked […]

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Ukrainian Judge Delays Tymoshenko Trial Until September

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian court has again delayed the tax evasion and embezzlement trial of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A judge Tuesday set the next hearing for September 11 after the 51-year-old opposition leader cited her poor health and refused to appear in court in the eastern city of Kharkiv. ` Tymoshenko’s trial has been delayed […]

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Ukraine Judge Again Delays Tymoshenko Trial

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A judge in Ukraine has again delayed the tax evasion and embezzlement trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The judge Tuesday set the next hearing for September 11 after the 51-year-old opposition leader cited her poor health and refused to appear in court in the eastern city of Kharkiv. She is being treated for […]

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Ukraine Court Postpones Tymoshenko Appeal Hearing

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukraine court has again delayed an appeal by jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of her seven-year prison sentence for abuse of power. Ukraine’s High Court on Tuesday granted a prosecutor’s motion for the hearing to be postponed until a medical examination is done to assess whether she is fit for trial. It set […]

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