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“I welcome the position of PACE on the interpretation of the term ‘political prisoner.’ It is extremely important and, according to at least three criteria, Tymoshenko could be declared a political prisoner from the viewpoint of the determination approved by the Council of Europe,” she told Radio Liberty.

As reported, PACE is planning to analyze the situation with the criminal cases against former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko and former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, and decide whether they are political prisoners.

“Now we have to analyze the situation thoroughly in the light of the decision approved by PACE [resolution of PACE on Ukraine]. We don’t want to take a clearly political decision, we also need a legal analysis,” PACE co-rapporteur for Ukraine Mailis Reps said on October 8.

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