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CNN: Tymoshenko blasts Yanukovych from prison

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Sept. 30, 2012, 5:59 p.m. |

Former Orange Revolution leader and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko released a video to supporters from her penal colony on Sept. 29 criticizing President Viktor Yanukovych.
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Ukraine's imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko accuses the country's president of running a "mafia" government in a video smuggled out of her prison by her lawyer, the lawyer told CNN Sunday.

The video, shot on lawyer Sergiy Vlasenko's cell phone, is the first time Tymoshenko has been seen since December of last year.

It shows a clearly agitated Tymoshenko berating the government as a prison guard tries to put his hand over the lens of the lawyer's cell phone.

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