Ukraine's high court upholds Tymoshenko jail sentence (updated)

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Aug. 29, 2012, 10:59 a.m. | Politics — by Kyiv Post

Yulia Tymoshenko, seen in this 2011 courtroom photograph, will remain in prison.

Ukraine's highest appeals court has turned down an appeal by Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister and opposition leader, upholding her 7-year jail sentence from last autumn on abuse-of-office charges.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 29, 2012, 4:09 p.m.    

Tymoshenko, having exhausted her appeal rights with Ukraine can now lodge an application for review by the European Court Human Rights. Hoefully the ECHR will fast track there review. I find it hard to agree with Teh decision of Ukraine's courts ruling. Imagine if we held to account politicians and or businessman for designs that were later deemed to have caused a loss or impost on citizens or shareholders? The decision made by Tymoshenko to sign an agreement with Russia in relation to gas simply was supported by the European community.

Yushchenko initiated charges against Tymoshenko which is considered by many to be nothing but political persecution.

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Chris Babeouf Aug. 29, 2012, 4:24 p.m.    

Yes the absurdity of holding politicians accountable for the disasters their greed and stupidity bring about. No just a moment I think its a good idea. Certainly I would like to have seen that war criminal Bush locked up and his lackey Tony Blair. So no don't free Yulia lock up all the rest as well.

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elmer-елмер Aug. 29, 2012, 4:52 p.m.    

The absurdity here is Zookraine.

The absurdity here is Zookraine's stalinist criminal code, under which yanusvoloch and Fat Dough Boy Pshonka and psycho Rinat Kuzmin trumped up charges - "exceeding the government" - to put Tymoshenko and 11 other officials in jail, just so Firtash could have his revenge for being kicked out of the gas trade.

In civilized countries, politicians are held accountable by the votes of citizens.

And by statutes which clearly define crimes, which are then enforced by independent prosecutors, in a system which has independent, impartial and fair judges, and impartial juries.

The absurdity is that you would like to see Blair and Bush in jail, but you'll settle for Tymoshenko being in jail under a stalinist show trial system.

Stupid putz.

You, like the rest of the sovok mafia vampires in Zookraine, are a failed abortion.

meow, meow, meow, meow, meow

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Jerry Vilna-Ukraina Aug. 30, 2012, 4:25 a.m.    

is this a major surprise??? the little dictator is doing his thing, the world realizes exactly what he is doing, turning Ukraine into a carbon copy of his homeland, Belarus, a tinpot traitor to the people. The world or at least all democratic states should treat him as a pariah that he really is, no imf money should go to line his pockets. Sooner or later he will be displaced by a REAL Ukrainian and that day will happen. History cannot be stopped.

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elmer-елмер Aug. 30, 2012, 4:53 p.m.    

So, Jerry - the world should treat him as a pariah - yes.

What about the village idiots in Zookraine, who continue to vote for him and his mafia (Chechetov and the rest)?

The world is already treating him like a pariah.

No, the fact that the stalinist show trial system in Zookraine upheld the stalinist show trial of Tymoshenko and Lutsenko, etc., is not a surprise.

The real question is - why do the village idiot селепки in Zookraine tolerate such a system?

seig heil der fuhrer yanusvoloch

meow, meow, meow, meow, meow

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rcd1 Aug. 30, 2012, 5:42 p.m.    

That is such a blatant lie.... independent, yeah right. Yanu and his clones actually think people believe that crap? If it looks, sounds, walks, flaps and talks like a duck... then it is a duck. The court system in Ukraine is corrupted from top to bottom and there is no independent Judge that can be found in it. They are all bought, and totally pollically controlled from top to bottom. No judge at any level dare rule with independence least he or she will be fired, and persecuted to the point of total destruction and personal pain. That's how they roll in Ukraine. Period... point blank! The entire system needs to be totally disbanded, rebuilt, and replaced with new fresh judges free of political interference and selected by the people during election seasons which forces the judges to be accountable to the people rather than powerful corrupt politicians and wealthy businesmen.

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 30, 2012, 7:43 p.m.    

There are no courts of appeal in today's Ukraine. There are only sovok versions of a kangaroo court. Nevertheless, just as in a case with bad gas, this too shall pass. Cluck, cluck and meow, meow.

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