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You're reading: Was justice served in Tymoshenko case?

Ukrainian courts think that Yulia Tymoshenko is guilty. Two domestic courts have come to the conclusion that she abused her authority as a prime minister in 2009 by signing a gas importing contract with Russia and deserves to be punished for it.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe does not think so. On Jan. 26, it approved a resolution that says that “Articles 364 and 365 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code are overly broad in application and effectively allow for post-facto criminalization of normal political decision-making.”
I am still in favor of the official Ukrainian point of view, and here are my arguments.

Whatever one thinks of articles 364 and 365 of the Criminal Code, it’s perfectly clear that they were never approved especially for Tymoshenko. In fact, the existing Criminal Code certainly was not approved for her personally.

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