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EU Officials Boycott Ukraine Over Tymoshenko Case

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Top European Union officials are canceling plans to attend events in Ukraine in protest at the imprisonment and treatment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso announced Monday that he will follow the example of EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who said she would skip the ceremonial Euro 2012 football […]

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Doctors Call for Tymoshenko to be Treated Abroad

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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German doctors who have examined jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko have appealed to the president to let her be moved abroad for treatment. Karl Einhaeupl, head of Berlin’s Charite university hospital, told reporters Friday that his team is skeptical that Ms. Tymoshenko can recover from her back problems if she remains in Ukraine. The […]

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Ukrainian President Promises Probe of Alleged Tymoshenko Beating

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich says he has ordered a probe into the alleged beating of the country’s jailed former prime minister and opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko. Mr. Yanukovich made the statement about his political rival Thursday, one day after Ukraine’s commissioner for human rights said a personal examination confirmed that Ms. Tymoshenko has bruises on […]

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Ukrainian Official: Tymoshenko’s Body Shows Bruises

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s commissioner for human rights says a personal inspection has found the country’s jailed former prime minister, Yulia Tymosheko, has bruises on her body. Nina Karpachyova announced the findings Wednesday, a day after a lawyer for Ms. Tymoshenko said prison guards beat her up while moving her to a hospital last week. The lawyer, Serhiy […]

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Lawyer: Former Ukrainian PM on Hunger Strike

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, says she has been on a hunger strike since allegedly being beaten up by prison guards last week. Serhiy Vlasenko said Tuesday the guards beat up Ms. Tymoshenko while while moving her to a hospital on Friday. He said her arms and stomach are still […]

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Lawyer: Former Ukrainian PM on Hunger Strike

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, says she has been on a hunger strike since allegedly being beaten up by prison guards last week. Serhiy Vlasenko said Tuesday the guards beat up Ms. Tymoshenko while while moving her to a hospital on Friday. He said her arms and stomach are still […]

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Lawyer: Western Doctors Agree Tymoshenko Has Serious Health Problems

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for jailed former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says a team of foreign doctors has concluded that she has serious health problems. Ms. Tymoshenko was examined by a group of Western medical experts this week after complaining of severe back pain and inability to walk or stand. Lawyer Sergiy Vlasenko told reporters Thursday […]

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Husband of Ukraine Opposition Leader Granted Asylum

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Czech Republic has granted political asylum to the husband of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. A government spokesman in Prague confirmed Friday that Oleksandr Tymoshenko has been granted permission to remain in the country. Yulia Tymoshenko is serving a seven-year prison sentence for abusing her power as Ukraine’s prime minister in 2009. Her […]

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Ukraine Opposition Leader’s Husband Seeking Asylum

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The husband of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has sought asylum in the Czech Republic. Ms. Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of power while serving as Ukraine’s prime minister in 2009. The trial was criticized by the West as politically motivated. Czech officials Friday confirmed reports that the former […]

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Ukraine Court Rejects Appeal of Tymoshenko Jail Sentence

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian appeals court has upheld the conviction of and seven-year jail sentence for former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ms. Tymoshenko was convicted of abusing her authority in a 2009 gas deal with Russia that her opponents say was too beneficial for Moscow. Prosecutor Lilya Frolova announced the court’s decision. “The appeal by the convicted […]

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