Tymoshenko’s Lawyer appeals against her arrest


Yury Sukhov, lawyer representing former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna / BYUT party and faction in parliament, Yulia Tymoshenko, on Sunday lodged an appeal with the Kyiv Court of Appeal against the decision by the Pechersky District Court  to remand Ms Tymoshenko in custody. She had previously been under a signed undertaking not to leave the city.

Mr Sukhov said that he had been unable to obtain another permit to see his client because of the weekend and had used the one permit he received to visit her on Friday, following her arrest.

Please see the reports below and numerous statements of concern issued by foreign governments over the arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko on 5 August.

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