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Prison Service: Tymoshenko used a copy of Criminal Code to store prohibited objects

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Sept. 13, 2012, 6:30 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

In this Nov. 4, 2011 file photo former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko waves to supporters from a prison window in Kiev, Ukraine.
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A secret compartment in a copy of the Criminal Code of Ukraine has been found in former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's ward in Central Clinical Hospital in Kharkiv, the press service of the Ukrainian Penitentiary Service reports.

The cache contained prohibited electronic devices and medicines of unknown origin.

The prohibited objects were found during a planned search of the ward and the personal belongings of Tymoshenko and her ward neighbor, the service said.

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