Lutsenko: Tymoshenko ties get you arrested

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Feb. 25, 2011, 3:09 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Ukraine's former interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko sits in the defendant's cage before the start of a court session in Kyiv on Dec. 27, 2010. Ukraine's security service detained him in late 2010. Lutsenko's political party described the arrest as the latest move in a crackdown on oppositionists by President Viktor Yanukovych's administration.
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Yuriy Onyshkiv

Q&A with jailed former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko about the charges he’s facing, which he describes as politically motivated and ordered by President Viktor Yanukovych.
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