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Tymoshenko files appeal against court ruling in gas case

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Oct. 24, 2011, 6:54 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The defense team of Ukraine's former premier and Batkivschyna Leader Yulia Tymoshenko has submitted an appeal against the verdict of Kyiv's Pechersky District Court.
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The defense team of Ukraine's former premier and Batkivschyna Leader Yulia Tymoshenko has submitted an appeal against the verdict of Kyiv's Pechersky District Court, which sentenced the ex-premier to seven years in prison for abusing her authority while signing gas agreements with Russia in 2009. The ex-premier filed an appeal against the sentence of the court through the detention facility's administration, Tymoshenko's defender Serhiy Vlasenko said in Kyiv on Monday in front of the jail.

"According to the law, if a person is kept in custody, the transfer of any procedural document to the management of the detention facility is considered to be its transfer to the court," Vlasenko said.

"Thus today, roughly speaking, Yulia Volodymyrivna made her appeal," he said after visiting the ex-premier in jail.

"I think that tomorrow we'll send a copy to the court and inform the court that we have submitted the appeal here [to the prison's administration]," Vlasenko said.

He stressed that October 25 is the deadline for the appeal against the verdict of the Pechersky District Court.

The court sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years in prison and obliged her to pay compensation to Naftogaz of Ukraine for the losses it sustained through the 2009 gas contract with Russia.
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Anonymous Oct. 24, 2011, 7:11 p.m.    

And here is a link to something that shows why this appeal will probably fail; government has just brought a criminal case against a judge who freed Tymoshenko in the case 10 years ago. Wow, what timing!

http://www.tymoshenko.ua/en/article/3n2svnm5

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Anonymous Oct. 24, 2011, 7:45 p.m.    

This is clear persecution. They aim to tax her as much as possible with allegation after allegations. Her current imprisonment arose from a complaint and allegations made by Yushchenko back in 2009.

If anyone should be facjng trial and imprisionment for misuse and abuse of public office it is Yushchenko.

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Anonymous Oct. 24, 2011, 7:42 p.m.    

Which court has Tymoshenko's appeal been lodged or is going to hear the appeal? The Supreme Court? Tymoshenko also has the right to have her appeal heard by Ukraine's Constitutional Court. She must exhaust all her appeal rights in Ukraine before she can lodge an appeal in the European Court for Human Rights.

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Anonymous Oct. 25, 2011, 12:59 a.m.    

It is hard to make any kind of comment , when Ukraine's President, HIS Prosecutor, HIS persnonally placed judges, the bought and paid for judges........it is hard to comment when they are a big bowl of slime and sh-t....

The current gov't in power, and the judicaiary.....are the worlds worst case of corruption,,,,who constantly steal the treasury and do nothing for the nation, or the people.....

Mind you,,,,,,Libya did something.....now that is encouraging !!!

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