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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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US “Disappointed” by Ukraine’s Lutsenko Verdict

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “disappointed” by Friday’s verdict in the trial of Ukraine’s former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, calling it a “politically motivated prosecution of opposition members.” In a statement, the U.S. embassy in Kyiv said the prosecution of Lutsenko and his close ally, jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, raises serious concerns about […]

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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 Protests Continue Against Language Law

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Several hundred people are protesting for a second day in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, after parliament passed a bill that would make Russian an official regional language in mainly Russian areas of Ukraine. The bill was pushed through parliament Tuesday by supporters of President Viktor Yanukovich, who draws his support from the Russian-speaking east. The […]

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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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Ukraine Postpones Tymoshenko Trial Until July 10

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian court has ordered a medical examination for former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and set a hearing in her tax evasion case for July 10. The Kharkiv court Monday said it must be determined if the former leader is fit to stand trial. Tymoshenko is currently hospitalized due to back problems. Tymoshenko is charged […]

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Freedom House: Hungary, Ukraine in Democratic Decline

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based non-governmental organization advocating for democracy and human rights says Hungary and Ukraine are at the forefront of an antidemocratic trend in Central and Eastern Europe. In a report issued Wednesday, Freedom House warns that negative developments in Hungary and Ukraine raise serious questions about the durability of the European Union’s young democracies, as […]

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Ukraine’s Parliament Backs Language Bill Amid Protests

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of demonstrators massed in Ukraine’s capital Tuesday, as parliament backed a controversial bill that would make Russian the country’s second language. An estimated 6,000 people gathered outside the parliament building in Kyev. The crowd was divided in half between those for and against the draft law. A VOA reporter on the scene, Ruslan Deynychenko, […]

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