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You're reading: Ukraine’s prison service to question need of Tymoshenko’s further treatment

The State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine intends to raise the question of whether there is a need for Ukrainian former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's further stay in Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv.

This issue will be raised at a meeting of the medical commission, which has been involved in Tymoshenko’s rehabilitation for five months already, the agency’s press service reported on Saturday.

In a video taken by one of her lawyers and posted on the website of her Fatherland (Batkivschyna) party on Saturday, Tymoshenko called for victory over the “mafia” in upcoming parliamentary elections and described her time in the hospital as “hell.”

On Friday, Tymoshenko lay down on a concrete floor in protest after the administration of the Kachanivska Correctional Facility in Kharkiv, where she is officially serving her seven-year sentence, forbade the ex-prime minister to meet with opposition leaders Arseniy Yatseniuk, Oleksandr Turchynov and Hryhoriy Nemyria.

The Penitentiary Service accused the three opposition activists of trying to provoke conflicts at the hospital and of unlawfully demanding permission to hold a conference in Tymoshenko’s room.

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