German ambassador doubts lawfulness of Tymoshenko and Lutsenko arrests

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Sept. 21, 2011, 1:52 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine


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German Ambassador to Ukraine Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth has said he doubts that Ukraine's ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko and ex-Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko are being kept in custody legally. "Personally, I have not clarified the legal reasons for which Mrs. Tymoshenko has been kept in custody for six weeks," the ambassador said during a discussion entitled "Ukraine-EU Relations: Decisive Moment" at Institute of World Policy on Wednesday.

In addition, he said he also doubts that Lutsenko's arrest was legal.
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