Tymoshenko's party colleagues protest against long break in hearing of gas case

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Sept. 12, 2011, 1:02 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Tymoshenko's party colleagues protest against long break in hearing of gas case
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The party colleagues of former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko have said they oppose there being a long break in the hearing of the gas case, while the prosecutors in the case say the judicial process was not violated. "The fabricated criminal case against Tymoshenko is falling to pieces before the eyes of the entire Ukrainian community and the eyes of the international community," the first deputy leader of the Batkivschyna Party, Oleksandr Turchynov, told journalists in Kyiv on Sept. 12.

He said that there were no legal grounds for the arrest of Tymoshenko and her prosecution.

"Understanding this, and wanting to simply win time until all of the international negotiations are held, after refusing to consider a petition from lawyers to change the measure of restraint [against Tymoshenko] this morning, [Judge Rodion] Kireyev announced a break until Sept. 27 without providing any explanations," Turchynov said.

The politician said he was indignant that Tymoshenko would "illegally stay in jail" all this time, describing such actions by the judge as a crime.

Prosecutor Liliya Frolova, in turn, said that the decision to announce a break in a court session was within the powers of the court. She said that the court had taken such a decision due to the fact that Tymoshenko had stated that she had been given too little time to prepare for the debates.

"And the court decided to give her additional time to prepare for the debates and postponed them until Sept. 27 this year. The process is led by the court, and it is the right of the court to set the time and mechanism of the consideration of the case," she said.

When asked what punishment the prosecutor's office will demand for Tymoshenko, Frolova said: "You'll hear everything in court on Sept. 27."
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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 1:30 p.m.    

If the Prosecutor Frolova knew the reason for the delay on the court ruling why did the puppet judge not announce the reason for the delay himself. In the past, the crooked judge has refused to grant Tymoshenko lawyers time to study the the additional volumes or any changes being made to her trumped up charges. The directives to delay the trial have come from higher authority for the idiotic judge does have the authority to make decisions. Today we see a change by the court on Tymoshenko's request but her requests in the past were ignored and her rights violated. There has to be something sinister behind the decision and now the people of Ukraine and the international community are left trying to decipher what the true intentions of the government are to have the trial delayed. Could it be that Yanuk and his cronies are hoping that maybe time will lessen the condemnations and warnings coming from the international community? Finding Tymoshenko guilty by a kangaroo court that is being directed by the Yanukovych and his adminstration would have drawn a lot of criticism from the public and the world. Using the delay tactics at the end are with the intention that the the international community will weaken on it's resolve on the Tymoshenko verdict decision. This delay was not done for Tymoshenko's sake but the sake of the ruling regime. The world can be assured that Yanuk and his puppets are up to their dirty tricks again.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 3:53 p.m.    

The news reports are the Hillary Clinton and Catherine Ashton wrote a letter to Yanukonvikt expressing great concern about democracy - and the legal system - in Ukraine.

Numerous government and governmental organizations have made their views about Ukraine's kangaroo court system known - including the political stalinist show trials that are going on now against 12 former officials.

Well, Didenko got a &quot;suspended sentence.&quot;

The point is - the delay tactic will not change the position or lessen the resolve of those governments.

Unlike in Ukraine, they are not sovok mafia.

Positions are carefully considered - and they are not fooled that easily by delays or other stupid sovok mafia tricks.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 7:36 p.m.    

You're assuming Klinton knows how to write.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 2:57 p.m.    

The arrest of Tymoshenko was motivated by the claim that she &quot;obstructed the establishment of the truth in the case&quot;. But why did the moronic judge refuse to release her now during this two week break, when she cannot possibly in any way obstruct the establishment of the truth?

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 7:12 p.m.    

Because she would immediately disappear.

Start thinking, man !

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 7:40 p.m.    

She is in jail for contempt of court. In USA or EU, she would be looking at probably 10 years just for said contempt, continuous and ongoing.

No reason to let her out, and every reason to keep her in goal. If let out, she'll attempt to get out of Ukraine immediately. Ergo, she ain't gettin' out.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 7:16 p.m.    

Frolova is lying. She was just as surprised as everyone else when the announcement was made.This time is what the mafia needs to regroup and plan their next move as everything is againgst them at this point in time.And they still haven't established a crime.

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