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Experts:Tymoshenko has bruises on her body, but we don't know their origin

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May 10, 2012, 2:14 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The results of a forensic examination of former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko, which was held at the Kachanivska penal colony in Kharkiv on April 26, show that the convict had two bruises of unidentified origin on her body.
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The results of a forensic examination of former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko, which was held at the Kachanivska penal colony in Kharkiv on April 26, show that the convict had two bruises of unidentified origin on her body. A relevant document on the visit to the convict was drawn up and signed by three medical employees, including the head of the Medical Unit of the Kachanivska colony, a doctor on call, and a nurse on call, "as well as a fourth person who is not an employee of the colony," the head of the department of forensic medicine at Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Oleksandr Hurov, said at a briefing on May 10.

"Forensic experts admitted that there are two bruises on the body, but their origin is also interesting to me. I proposed three times that [Tymoshenko undergo] an examination to make a relevant conclusion, but she rejected it three times," he stressed.

Hurov added that he "had met a few people that did not want to register their injuries."

At the same time, the expert said that it was impossible to determine the origin of the bruises on Tymoshenko's body according to photos published by the media. Hurov also refused to speculate about the origin of the bruises.
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