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The former prime minister, the main opponent of President Viktor Yanukovich, was sentenced to seven years in prison in October 2011 on abuse-of-office charges.

But hospital treatment for back trouble has meant a second trial for alleged tax evasion and embezzlement – which she and West governments also denounce as politically motivated – has been repeatedly adjourned.

When the court announced another adjournment on Friday until Feb. 12, a group of her supporters called out: “Shame on the torturers!”

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