Europe court: Tymoshenko jailing was rights abuse

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Apr. 30, 2013 14:08
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Supporter of the Ukrainian Opposition party holds a poster with a picture of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a rally in central Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Ukraine's president on Sunday pardoned former Ukrainian Interior Affair Minister Yuri Lutsenko, 48, a close ally of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, moving toward fulfilling a key demand on Kiev's path to integrate closer with the European Union. The poster showing Tymoshenko and reads: Fredom for Yulia. (AP Photo/ Efrem Lukatsky)
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STRASBOURG, France — Ukraine's jailing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, Europe's human rights court ruled Tuesday. A Ukrainian ambassador stormed out of the courthouse in response to the ruling in a case that has strained the former Soviet state's ties with Europe and the United States.

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