Yulia Tymoshenko detained



The Leader of the opposition BYuT Party, former Presidential candidate and Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko has been detained in Kyiv.  This was on the basis of a court order from the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv “in order to carry out investigation activities”.

Journalists were informed of this by the Oleh Pushkar from the Prosecutor General’s Office.  He added that representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office had “turned to the court since Yulia Tymoshenko had disrupted investigation activities”.

“Investigation activities will be carried out with Ms Tymoshenko after which she will, quite likely, go home”.

Asked about the court order, he answered that the order of the Pechersky Court was to detain her and bring her to court in custody.

The same Pechersky District Court yesterday, 23 March 2011, once again extended the remand in custody of Yury Lutsenko, former Minister of Internal Affairs in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government and leader of the People’s Self-Defence Party for yet another month.  

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