Share Tweet Pocket Add to Bookmarks
You're reading: Tymoshenko: Elections ‘already rigged, stop this dictatorship’

Appeal to parliamentarians and leaders of democratic
countries, international organizations that work to strengthen freedom, and to
all Ukrainians of the world

I am appealing to you from behind prison bars, where Ukraine’s
president, Viktor Yanukovych, has put me and other leaders of the political
opposition to his rule. He imprisoned me on totalitarian-style trumped up
charges in order to deprive the opposition of a leadership voice, bury
democracy and make his power eternal.  But here, behind bars, I am not
alone because today, Ukrainian prisons are crowded with the rebellious people
unwilling to surrender their liberties without a struggle: representatives of
the middle class, civil society and those simply unwilling to watch
dictatorship descend on their country with indifference. These are the people
who once made Ukraine
a free nation during the 2004 Orange Revolution.

Exclusive article

Sign up or subscribe to view more articles.
See All Plans
$5.95
Monthly plan
Get unlimited article access, anytime, anywhere.

Subscribe
$60
Yearly plan
Access all the exclusive content on KyivPost.com and the complete online archive.
Subscribe
Advertisement

Add comment

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.
Attention

Add a picture
Choose file
Add a quote
Attention

Are you sure you want to delete your comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to delete all user's comments?

Attention

Are you sure you want to unapprove user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to spam user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to trash user's comment?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: