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Vlasenko: Doctors' recommendation on 8-week rest for Tymoshenko being neglected

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Aug. 14, 2012, 1:44 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko's defense lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko (centre) has said that the recent recommendation of the ex-premier's German doctors and the international medical commission for her treatment on the necessity to provide her with an eight-week period of rest has been neglected.
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KHARKIV – Former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko's defense lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko has said that the recent recommendation of the ex-premier's German doctors and the international medical commission for her treatment on the necessity to provide her with an eight-week period of rest has been neglected.

"The current authorities have been neglecting them [the recommendations] for two weeks. We did not know to the last whether she would be summoned to court, and yesterday they again forbade her to meet with her defense lawyer," Vlasenko told journalists in Kharkiv on Tuesday, Aug.14.

Vlasenko stressed that the doctors did not recommend the ex-premier to limit number of meetings, as they just recommended her to have an eight-week period of rest.

He added that as soon as Tymoshenko gets better, she will attend hearings of the criminal case on the activities of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU) Corporation.

As reported, in July 30 doctors from the Charite Clinic in Berlin came to Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv, where Tymoshenko is undergoing treatment.

On the same day, they asked to give Tymoshenko an eight-week period of rest.

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cedrik Aug. 14, 2012, 5:21 p.m.    

She is too ill to attend court sessions, but not too ill for the endless and continuous meetings of minor EU functionaries and her BYT lads. Interesting set of priorities here.

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blueriver Aug. 14, 2012, 9:19 p.m.    

2010 REPORT FROM USA State Department

“There was a sharp increase in charges brought against opposition politicians after the appointment of a new prosecutor general on November 4, giving rise to the appearance of selective and politically motivated prosecutions by the Yanukovych government. Between November 1 and December 31, prosecutors brought charges against former prime minister Yulyia Tymoshenko and more than eight high-level members of her government for abuse of office and/or misuse of state funds during their tenure. The questioning of accused individuals by government prosecutors, which often lasted for hours at a time over a period of several days, and the denial of bail in certain cases further exacerbated the perception of politically motivated prosecution (see section 4). The government contended that the prosecutions were not targeting the opposition, and that there were many ongoing investigations of members of the governing party; however, with only a few exceptions these were low-level, career officials.”

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cedrik Aug. 14, 2012, 10:12 p.m.    

You don't live here, my Canadian friend, and you rarely visit. Ergo, your opinion matters naught. However, here's some food for thought. For the first time ever, powerful people are being prosecuted for their misdeeds. Think 'precedent'. I know, it's a difficult thought process. And by the by, did you ever do anything to help your poor 'relatives' in far west Ukraine? Didn't think so.

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