Human Rights in Ukraine

The right to a fair trial

Vaclav Klaus asks for assurance that the Tymoshenko trial is not political



On Tuesday Czech President Vaclav Klaus wrote a letter to his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych asking for assurances that the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has no political overtones.

Klaus wrote he has no reason not to trust the impartiality of the Ukrainian judiciary, "but I want to be sure that the trial of the former prime minister is not political and that no personal or political discords inside the Ukrainian political scene are being solved and will not be solved in the trial."

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