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 Yevheniia Tymoshenko Appealed to Yanukovych: I Only Ask One Thing: Do Not Kill My Mother!

Daughter of former Prime Minister Yevheniia Tymoshenko addressed the President, the Government, the Parliament, the judges, the General Prosecutor's Office, the leaders of the Penitentiary System, doctors and employees of Kachanovskaia colony.

Batkivschyna press service publishes her appeal:

"It will soon be a year and a half since my mother - Yulia Tymoshenko - was put behind bars.

For me it is obvious that she was imprisoned only because she has the honor, the courage to love Ukraine, and does not betray her ideals, does not give in or give up.

I feel with my heart, how painful and difficult it is for her today. With every cell I understand the torture and abuse she has been through.

Perhaps she could be softer, more compromising ... But she cannot - she cannot and does not know how not to live in half, fight by quarter, love one third. Because my mother is genuine.

I am proud of my mom. I am proud of how she is holding up today. Although this realization comes to me through pain, constant anxiety and suffering.

However, for me she is, first and foremost, not a great politician, not the leader of the opposition, not a political prisoner. For me she is just my mom - the closest and dearest person.

And so, I think I have the full moral right as a daughter to appeal to mentioned above with a request.

Today everything is taken away from her: freedom, health, the right to protection, any kind of privacy. Her ward's windows are painted so that to my mom could not see freedom even through the glass. She lives under round the clock video surveillance. Her conversations are tapped and she is frequently searched ...

My mother cannot walk, because of back pains. Every minute, every moment she is experiencing sharp physical pain, which deprives her of regular sleep.

Meanwhile torture is going on and on. Everything that is happening to her is an experiment of human extermination.

For me it is clear that they want to kill my mother. They do not want her to live.

And now it is not even about punishment or payback. I do not focus the attention on the fact that the corrupted themselves accuse the innocent and the killers shift blame to those who do not let them conquer the country. I am talking about deliberate physical killing of my mother - Yulia Tymoshenko.

I appeal to the head doctor Mykhailo Afanasiev, doctor Iryna Fursi, and other medical personnel.

I am very grateful that despite the inhuman pressure by Yanukovych's subordinates you are treating my mother in those impossible circumstances. I ask you, despite all the intimidation, keep in your hearts that for which you work all your life. I ask you to stay true to what is called the Hippocratic oath, I ask you to continue saving lives and helping the sick. I urge you to not let them kill my mom.

I appeal to Viktor Yanukovych, Viktor Pshonka, Renat Kuzmin, investigator Hrabik and your subordinates, because I think that all of you are fully responsible for the illegal detention of my mother without any guilt, for torturing her by resorting to smear campaigns and other unfair practices. And most importantly - you are solely responsible for the life of my mother.

I'm not asking you to be honest, humane or compassionate, because I understand that these qualities are presently rare in our country. I do not appeal to your honor, because I know that this is in vain. I do not insist that you follow certain rules and laws because they do not work now.

I ask you only one thing: DO NOT KILL MY MOTHER!

I'm not afraid of my emailbox being hacked, I've resigned to the fact that I have no right for privacy. I got used to the struggle for the freedom of my mother, for justice, for the right to peaceful work and private life. I know that for most Ukrainian families such inhuman existence is a sad reality. We will survive and overcome everything.

But now I am concerned about one thing: I want my mom to live ..."

 
 
 
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