Bloomberg: Ukraine widens West rift in Tymoshenko case delay, daughter says

Print version
Aug. 16, 2012, 9:44 a.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Bloomberg

Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko (left) is seen in this file 2011 photograph from a Ukrainian court room with her daughter, Evgenia, sitting at her side.
© (Courtesy of

Ukraine is widening a rift with the West by stopping jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko from taking her case to the European Court for Human Rights, her daughter said

A court in the capital, Kyiv, will probably delay a hearing today to overturn Tymoshenko’s seven-year sentence for abuse of office, Eugenia Tymoshenko said on Aug.15. The appeal, which defense lawyers say will be rejected, must be heard before the case can be sent to the human-rights court in Strasbourg, France, according to attorney Serhiy Vlasenko. 

Read more here.

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.