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A verdict of Pechersky District Court of Kyiv, which found Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of power and sentenced her to seven years in prison, took effect on December 23, 2011, after it was upheld by Kyiv Court of Appeals, the press service of the agency said.

In this regard, Pechersky District Court in Kyiv issued an order about the execution of the sentence, which was sent to Kyiv detention center.

According to Article 87 of the Penal Code of Ukraine, persons sentenced to imprisonment are sent to serve their sentence no later than within ten days after the entry of the sentence into force, the press service said.

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