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

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Aug. 16, 2012, 9:44 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — 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.
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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. 

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