Tymoshenko demands confidentiality of her meetings with lawyers

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Sept. 1, 2012, 5:23 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter, Eugenia Tymoshenko, listens to one of her mother's lawyers, Sergy Vlasenko, at the European Court of Humans Rights in Strasbourg.
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 Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has asked prosecutor of Kharkiv region Hennadiy Tiurin and chief of Kachanivska penal colony Ivan Pervushkin to guarantee her right to privacy when meeting with her defense lawyers, according to the official Web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"We have prepared a complaint and Yulia Tymoshenko has already signed it, which is addressed to Kharkiv regional prosecutor Tiurin and Kachanivska penal colony head Pervushkin. We also informed Mr. Sadovsky [judge of Kyiv District Court in Kharkiv, which hears the UESU case], so that later we should have an opportunity to properly prepare for the court hearings without anybody's interfering," lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko said.

Vlasenko recalled an incident that took place during the ex-premier's Thursday meeting with her daughter Yevhenia Tymoshenko, who is also her public defender, which was filmed by the prison staff.

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cedrik Sept. 1, 2012, 5:43 p.m.    

Unless Tymoshenko Junior has a law degree, she is not a lawyer. Does she have such a degree and does she have a license to practice law in Ukraine? Did KP bother to research that little problem? This seems to be akin to naming the tea server girl as a 'public defender' and demanding confidentiality with her.

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Eric Piety Sept. 1, 2012, 8:20 p.m.    

Law degree is not a factor here. She is a legally appointed "public defender". She must be accorded privacy in meeting with her "client".You are quick to accuse KP of negligent reporting when it is you that has not done your research.

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Roman Dawydiak Sept. 2, 2012, 10:55 a.m.    

Wannabe lawyers from Tannu Tuva are usually mentally challenged when trying to determine as to what is legal and what is illegal. This generally degegenerates into lawless comments.

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elmer-елмер Sept. 1, 2012, 6:39 p.m.    

cedrik, you really are a psychotic, stupid moronic putz.

there you go again - you spout, but you don't know.

"always wrong - never in doubt."

In Ukraine, the law is that a defendant has the right to appoint non-lawyers as a defender.

That means a defender from the public - anyone.

Thus, even the other defendants in Zoorkaine's stalinist show trials - Lutsenko, for example, have non-lawyer defenders.

The term "public defender" doesn't really translate well, because in other legal systems, a "public defender" is a lawyer who provides legal services to defendants who cannot afford a lawyer, at public expense in criminal trials, and from public and private donations in non-criminal matters.

Tymoshenko should have the right to protect the attorney-client privilege.

That includes, but is not limited to, privacy of communications, with no interference by stalniist mafiosos in government.

seig heil der fuhrer governor yanusvoloch

meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow

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carl Sept. 1, 2012, 9:01 p.m.    

This places the young woman in danger as yulia has many enemies in the ranks of the opposition including her own party. The less this child knows the safer she is. Does the state have to detain the girl as well to protect her.

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Roman Dawydiak Sept. 2, 2012, 9:56 a.m.    

What a bunch of rot. How can anyone describe a 32 year old woman as a child? If Yanukovych's goons detain Yevhenia Tymoshenko, it most certainly will have absolutely nothing to do with protecting her from the supporters of the Opposition. It would have everything to do with the criminal activities of the Party of Reprobates and their attempts to suppress the Opposition.

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Harry Yellando Sept. 2, 2012, 10:15 a.m.    

For all the world to see !!! .....a legal system do not exist in " zooland " the wold see it is the same as ALL other third world counties and Ukraine IS a third world country were the "DICK- tator rule the day.......

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