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 Tymoshenko: If We Do Not Pluck Up Courage, There Will Be Executioner for Each of Us. VIDEO

Tymoshenko's lawyer Oleksandr Plahotnyuk has published an address of the former Prime Minister.

Censor.NET cites her full address:

"On Friday, 28 October, from 16:00 I started a protest action in Ukrzaliznytsia hospital, the one I can afford in the circumstances. On this day, I was again deprived of my right for the monthly meeting with people who, according to law, can be chosen by the imprisoned person himself/herself. The right is directly granted in the Code of Criminal Procedure for every imprisoned person, and it is clear that I have not exhausted any meeting quotas. But for political prisoners this law does not work.

As a protest, I did not return to my hospital ward and during two days and nights I stayed on the floor near the door where my colleagues were illegally not allowed, and I insisted that the law allowing them to visit me was executed.

But the essence of my protest is not the struggle for my rights - I am sure that the regime's propaganda machine will speculate on this. I ask honest journalists not to help them with this. The main purpose of my protest is to draw attention to the fact that in the Yanukovych land we no longer have laws for all 46 million of people. The force of laws has been stolen together with Ukrtelecom, the Mezhygirya, money for EURO, and all other things. In the Yanukovych land, laws no longer have the function of the fundamental basis of the country's life.

Today, whatever our Ukrainian laws mean, it does not matter. Only the law of the jungle is effective, the law of power of the gang and their dubious leader. Power structures, the Parliament, courts, fainthearted officials live not by laws, but according to orders from the state master and his "agents" on the ground.

I can see by military men that they are ready to execute every illegal and dirty order they obtain, and the only thing they worry about is whether they get a bonus or next promotion - they really think they deserve this.

I am protesting against the fact that, the same as they have neglected the Constitution and laws while applying violence against me, they have stolen from 46 millions of citizens the right to rely upon the law, to believe in the law and to be protected by the law. The fate of people in Ukraine and their lives are now determined not by rights and freedoms, but by unlawful orders and interests of Yanukovych and his subordinates of all levels. They are the law now. There are hundreds of thousands of people around them - obedient officials, judges and other public marauders, executors of the high orders: if they are told to beat they will beat; if they are told to shoot they will shoot; if they are told to try illegally they will try illegally; if they are told to take away your last rights and money, have no doubts, they will. They will do this eagerly, expecting to obtain rewards and promotions. This is what I am protesting against. This is my silent cry.

Now, at the moment when I am writing the appeal, they are constructing a new cage around me to break me and my will, they are putting additional bars, they are taking away the most necessary things, they have closed the toilet room and have put a triple number of guards around me. The Penitentiary Service has given me a piece of paper saying that they stop my treatment and discharge me from the hospital as the next act of revenge for my position. But they must realize that everything they do is in vain, I am not as weak-hearted as the officers on duty. It will not be easy for them to deal with me.

The most important thing is that chaos without laws and limits is grasping the country. In such circumstances countries do not survive. No one wants do deal with such countries. I am protesting against this. Every intelligent and responsible person must protest against the mutation of social life. If you do not have the heart for this, an executor will stand behind everyone's back. Do we want such a country? Is this the life we have dreamed about?

My protest may be too weak and insufficient against the general contractor of building the country of slaves who help him with this so readily and actively. The law about criminal liability for libel is only the beginning; they will further do what we allow them to do and what we tolerate. Fight! We still have a chance to stop them.


 
 
 
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