Defense lawyer: Experts cannot say whether Tymoshenko could attend court sessions

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July 21, 2012, 9:36 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine


A forensic medical examination of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko does not contain a direct answer to the question whether she could attend court sessions, her defense lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, has said.

"The examination is ready. It was included in the case materials. They [forensic experts] have done everything in line with medical records. But they cannot answer the main question: 'Can Tymoshenko participate in court sessions?'" he told Interfax-Ukraine on Friday.

Vlasenko also noted that the court received the results of the examination in three volumes on Friday at around 1500 and that he had no opportunity to study the materials in full.

As reported, on June 25, the Kyivsky District Court in Kharkiv granted the state prosecutor's request to order a forensic medical examination of Tymoshenko's health. The court motivated its decision by not having obtained any exact information about her condition since the start of the legal proceedings.

The next hearing of the UESU case is scheduled for July 23.

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cedrik July 21, 2012, 2:18 p.m.    

Shrek speaks and as usual says nothing.

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blueriver July 21, 2012, 4:50 p.m.    

Who cares if Yulia is ill or not the fact is she is in Jail because Yanukovych was told by Firtash & Putin to lock her up and keep her desire for a Ukainian democracy from joining the EU...too many honest regulations in the EU for the Party of Babies supported by Putin, first they must take care of their pockets and bank accounts, take all the big industries in Ukraine and then Putin will decide whats next.

Ukraine Ukraine what a nightmare it has been since the Party of Babies stole the 2010 elections with the help of Putin Russia.

Can we all remember that Russia turned of the gas to Ukraine

Political repression in Ukraine is on the rise its clear to see and all in Europe knows it comes from the Top Yanukovych - what a fool no one likes him, if we were all to be honest its embarrassing that he is president if he loves Russia so much why doent he move there he could be mayor of Moscow..Ahh dont think Putin would allow that he is to stupid.

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