Official: The European Court of Human Rights to consider Tymoshenko's complaint

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June 22, 2012, 1:53 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will consider on August 28 a complaint by Ukraine's former prime minister.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will consider on August 28 a complaint by Ukraine's former prime minister and the leader of the Batkivschyna Party, Yulia Tymoshenko, against the unlawfulness of her being taken into custody, defense counsel for the ex-premier, Sehiy Vlasenko, said.

"The hearing has been scheduled for August 28. The ECHR hearing procedure is rather short - one day. After that, the court will have time to deliberate – this can take from one week to several months," he told Interfax-Ukraine on Friday, when asked when the court's ruling concerning the complaint may appear.

Vlasenko recalled that the defense team filed a complaint on August 10, 2011.

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