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EUobserver: Tymoshenko trial: Gas, lies and stereotypes

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Sep. 12, 2011 16:04
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The West was shocked when the judge last month ordered her detention for contempt of court
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The detention of former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko on 5 August remains big news both at home and abroad, with a final verdict expected in the coming days. Updates from the Pechersky court room, where the case is being judged, are as regular as weather forecasts.

The international community, without any real scrutiny of the prosecutor's argument, has loudly complained that the trial is politically motivated. For their part, Ukrainians find it hard to understand the details of the case, while most foreign diplomats and media do not even try.

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