Ukraine is widening a rift with the West by stopping jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko from taking her case to the European Court for Human Rights, her daughter said
A court in the capital, Kyiv, will probably delay a hearing
today to overturn Tymoshenko’s seven-year sentence for abuse of
office, Eugenia Tymoshenko said on Aug.15. The appeal, which
defense lawyers say will be rejected, must be heard before the
case can be sent to the human-rights court in Strasbourg,
France, according to attorney Serhiy Vlasenko.