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You're reading: Yanukovych has no excuse for not releasing Tymoshenko

This only fuels doubts regarding the competence of the president’s advisers, both political and legal. 

While ex-Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko’s release on April 7, albeit as a “pardon,” has been warmly welcomed by the European Union, it is not by any means enough to remove the major impediments preventing the signing of the EU-Ukraine association agreement. While the former prime minister and opposition leader Tymoshenko remains imprisoned on charges pertaining to a political decision, concerns about politically motivated prosecutions and selective justice will not be allayed. 

The president’s legal consultants are also giving him bad advice, though the same position has already been presented by Valeria Lutkovska, Human Rights Ombudsperson. 

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