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 Today the European Court of Human Rights will Hear the Tymoshenko vs Ukraine Case

On August 28 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will hold the hearings of the Tymoshenko vs Ukraine case.

Ukrinform, citing the ECHR Secretariat, reports that "On August 28, at 2:30 p.m. the European Court of Human Rights will conduct the hearing of the case "Tymoshenko vs Ukraine" (complaint # 49872/11) in relation to the complaint regarding the detention of the former prime-minister of Ukraine".



The European Court reminds that Yulia Tymoshenko held a post of the prime-minister of Ukraine in 2005 and from December 2007 to March 2010. On October 11, 2011 she was found guilty of abuse of office, sentenced to 7 years of incarceration, and prohibited to hold any government post for three years. Tymoshenko's lawyers filed an appeal. The Highest Specialized Court of Ukraine will rule on the matter in the beginning of September. On August 10 a complaint was filed to the ECHR in Tymoshenko's name which claims that her arrest was politically motivatd and she was illegally detained in Kiev Pre-Trial Detention Center #13 with conditions not dequate to the state of her health.

The ECHR will review the violation of 4 articles of the European convention on Human Rights in the case of Yulia Tymoshenko. In particular, article 3 (prohibition, degrading the treatment or punishment), article 5 (the right for freedom and safety), article 8 (the right for respect of privacy) and article 18 (provisions in the application of rights limitation), says the official EXHR statement.

 
 
 
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