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European Court Of Human Rights Hears Tymoshenko Case

August 28, 2012

Lawyers for jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko have presented their client's case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Tymoshenko contends that her conviction on charges of abuse of office and subsequent seven-year jail sentence were politically motivated, that no judicial review was conducted into her detention, that the conditions of her confinement were inadequate and that she has not received proper access to medical care.

The hearing in Strasbourg on August 28 comes one day before a Ukrainian court is due to hear Tymoshenko's appeal against her conviction.

Ukraine could face penalties if the European Court of Human Rights rules against Ukrainian court decisions.

Based on reporting by AP and Interfax


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