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You're reading: Kuzmin’s political bias in Tymoshenko persecution

In a move
that merely confirms the political nature of new charges against Tymoshenko,
Deputy Prosecutor General Rinat Kuzmin penned an open letter to the U.S. Senate
protesting the former prime minister’s guilt and her alleged role in the murder
of four people. His missive was slammed by Hryhoriy Nemyria, deputy head of
Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna party. Nemyria pointed out how Kuzmin’s conduct
falls well short of an independent prosecutor and reinforces the political
nature of a vendetta against the former premier.

, which was authored by senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Dick Durbin
(D-IL), was passed on Sept. 22 by the U.S. Senate. It noted that Tymoshenko was
a pro-Western reformer and condemned “the selective and politically motivated
prosecution and imprisonment” of the former prime minister. It calls on the
government of Ukraine to release Tymoshenko from prison; provide her timely
access to medical care, and to conduct the October parliamentary elections in a
fair and transparent manner. Also, it recommended that the State Department
introduce a visa ban on those responsible for her imprisonment and

the resolution is only a recommendation, its shockwaves reverberated through

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