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Ukraine Court Rejects Appeal of Tymoshenko Jail Sentence

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 11:15 am (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. She also faces numerous other charges. The former prime minister and opposition […]

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Ukraine’s Tymoshenko to Boycott Appeals Hearing

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and her lawyers said Thursday they will boycott her appeals hearing on her conviction of abuse of power. The former Ukrainian leader released a statement Thursday saying she decided not to take part in what she called “this shameful process.” Instead, she and her attorneys plan to press her […]

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Ukraine President Says He Will Not Intervene in Tymoshenko Case

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych says he does not oppose the release of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko but that he cannot interfere in her case. Mr. Yanukovych said Wednesday Ms. Tymoshenko can only win her freedom in the courts, but that he has no power to intervene in the legal process. He said doing […]

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Tymoshenko Appeal Hearing Begins in Ukraine Without Tymoshenko

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian court has opened preliminary hearings into former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal of her seven-year jail sentence — without Ms. Tymoshenko at the proceedings. She is appealing her conviction last month for exceeding her power as prime minister when she signed a 2009 gas deal with Russia that her opponents say was overly […]

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Tymoshenko Appeal Hearing Begins in Ukraine Without Tymoshenko

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian court has opened preliminary hearings into former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal of her seven-year jail sentence — without Ms. Tymoshenko at the proceedings. She is appealing her conviction last month for exceeding her power as prime minister when she signed a 2009 gas deal with Russia that her opponents say was overly […]

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Council of Europe Committee to Prevent Torture Visits Tymoshenko in Kyiv Prison

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Representatives from the Council of Europe’s Committee to Prevent Torture have met with jailed Ukrainian opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Wednesday’s meeting, which reportedly lasted two hours, took place in an interrogation room in the Kyiv prison, where Ms. Tymoshenko is serving a seven-year sentence for abuse of power. The Council of […]

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Poland Calls on Ukraine to Resolve Tymoshenko Case

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has urged Ukraine to resolve the imprisonment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, saying Kyiv’s bid to join the European Union hinges on it. Mr. Komorowski said Monday a realistic solution must be found if Ukraine wants to continue integration with the EU. The visiting Polish leader, whose country currently holds […]

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Tymoshenko to Get Medical Treatment Ouside Kyiv Prison

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has promised to allow jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to receive medical attention outside of the Kyiv prison, where she is currently being held. At a news conference Tuesday, Mr. Yanukovych said he had spoken with government officials about Ms. Tymoshenko’s health and was informed the prison healthcare system is […]

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Tymoshenko to Get Medical Treatment Ouside Kyiv Prison

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has promised to allow jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to receive medical attention outside of the Kyiv prison, where she is currently being held. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Mr. Yanukovych said he had spoken with government officials about Ms. Tymoshenko’s health and was informed the prison healthcare system […]

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Ukraine’s Jailed Tymoshenko Suffering Serious Medical Problems

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian human rights official has announced that former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is suffering from serious medical problems and should receive treatment outside of prison. Rights ombudsman Nina Karpacheva said Monday that during her visit to Ms. Tymoshenko at the Kiev prison Sunday, the former prime minister was unable to get […]

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