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Rights Group Calls on EU to Pressure Ukraine

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A rights group wants European Union leaders to call attention to what it calls “endemic abuse” by Ukraine’s police force at an upcoming summit. Amnesty International issued the plea Friday, ahead of a December 19 summit between the EU and Ukraine in Kyiv. In a statement, Amnesty International’s Heather McGill called abuses by Ukraine’s police […]

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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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Journalists Stabbed to Death in Ukraine’s Capital

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian photojournalist has been killed in the capital, Kyiv, in what the official media describe as a personal conflict. Vitaliy Rozvadovsky, a reporter with the Ukrainian weekly 2000, died hours after an assailant stabbed him at the entrance to the stairway of a Kyiv building. Officials say the murder does not appear to be […]

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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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Ukraine’s Parliament Rejects Amendments; Tymoshenko to Remain in Prison

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s parliament has rejected proposed amendments that could have downgraded abuse-of-power charges against former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to a misdemeanor, allowing her to be freed from prison. Last month, the opposition leader was sentenced to seven years in prison for exceeding her power as prime minister when she signed a 2009 gas deal with […]

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