Citing the ECHR press-service, NBN informs that the media will be allowed at the hearing, however, the places reserved for the press are limited. In this regard the reporters are asked to go through accreditation process in advance.
After the public hearings the court will continue working in closed mode. The decision will be announced at a later stage.
The interests of Yulia Tymoshenko in the European Court will be represented by lawyers Sergey Vlasenko and Valentina Telichenko.
The defense of the former prime minster appealed to the ECHR on 10 August, 2011 regarding her wrongful arrest.
On 14 December, 2011 the European Court granted a priority status to Tymoshenko's complaint.
Later, the complaint was supplemented with information regarding the beating of Tymoshenko during hospitalization, announcing the hunger strike and installation of 24-hour video surveillance in the hospital and the colony.