Tymoshenko stopped from meeting OSCE delegation because of hunger strike

The OSCE observers called the refusal to allow the meeting because of Ms Tymoshenko’s hunger strike to be a violation of her human rights | detail

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Jagland: Strasbourg judgements on Tymoshenko and Lutsenko must be enforced

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe says that he has told Ukraine’s leaders that the fact that the elections are taking place without Tymoshenko will probably lead to further protest and that there is the danger that because of this the elections will not be viewed as fair and free | detail

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Controversy and criticism over Tymoshenko video

Yulia Tymoshenko has said she wishes to return to the prison colony because of what she asserts is constant video surveillance, This comes days after a new video which appears to show her doing physical exercises in a hospital room | detail

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New EU Ambassador: Ukraine has political prisoners

In an interview for the Ukrainian Service of Polskie Radio, the new EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Tombinski suggested that Kyiv may realize that dragging out the situation over Tymoshenko is making the country a prisoner, like the former Prime Minister | detail

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Mailis Reps: The problem must be resolved

In an interview given to the newspaper by Mailis Reps, the Co-Rapporteur on Ukraine spoke of the politically motivated cases against members of the opposition, the yet to be kept commitment to resolve the situation given by President Yanukovych, concerns about the elections and more. | detail

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PACE reaffirms its criteria for political prisoners

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has issued a definition of political prisoner of immediate relevance to the Ukrainian government as well as those in some other former Soviet republics | detail

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DIF: U.S., EU send signals to Ukraine: red line is getting closer

While the negative attitude of U.S. politicians to Tymoshenko’s prosecution and imprisonment was no secret, the adoption of the resolution by the U.S. Senate came as quite the surprise for both the Ukrainian leadership and political analysts. | detail

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Dubious terrorist charge could carry long terms of imprisonment

The three members of a rightwing organization “Patriot of Ukraine” accused of planning a “terrorist attack” – against a statue of Lenin that has already been dismantled - could face sentences of 5 to 7 years | detail

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US Senate calls for Tymoshenko’s release and for visa bans

The US Senate’s Resolution passed on 22 September calls on the Department of State to institute a visa ban against those responsible for the imprisonment of Yulia Tymoshenko and others associated with the Orange Revolution | detail

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US Senate Foreign Relations Committee demands Tymoshenko’s release

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the unconditional release of political prisoner and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko | detail

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EU: No room for compromise on European values

Statement by Carl Bildt, Elmar Brok and Štefan Füle after the meeting with the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich | detail

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Štefan Füle: Keynote Speech in Yalta

No doubt, many of you have heard suggestions that there should be a "pause" in our relationship. But do the people of Ukraine really need a "pause" on new opportunities? I wonder myself: who is pausing? Ukraine on values? Or the European Union on the promises we made? | detail

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Tymoshenko trial deferred until 15 October

The Kyivsky District Court in Kharkiv has once again postponed the hearing into the trial of former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, this time until 15 October, less than 2 weeks before the parliamentary elections | detail

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CE: Concern that Ukraine will become isolated

During his visit to Kyiv on 10 September, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe spoke of the need for “fresh look at the Ukrainian Criminal Code” in the light of the prosecution of Yulia Tymoshenko | detail

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Ban on Lutsenko’s correspondence a flagrant violation of the law

The administration of the Mensk Corrective Colony where Yury Lutsenko, former Interior Minister and opposition leader is being held, has banned Mr Lutsneko from passing letters to the outside world | detail

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PACE deeply disappointed with cassation court decision in Tymoshenko case

The PACE President and co-rapporteurs emphasised that: “President Yanukovich has made it clear to the co-rapporteurs that he would be ready to intervene in this case if her appeal was rejected by the Court of Cassation. We therefore call upon him to keep his word without delay | detail

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EU: Tymoshenko and other trials did not respect international standards

Joint Statement by EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton, and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the judgement by Ukraine’s Higher Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases in the case of Yulia Tymoshenko | detail

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UK Foreign Office Minister disappointed by verdict on Tymoshenko appeal

The UK will continue to press Ukraine to end selective justice and to ensure that the opposition is able to participate fully in free and fair parliamentary elections in October | detail

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High Court rejects Tymoshenko’s appeal

One day after the European Court of Human Rights held a public hearing into former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal relating to her detention, the High Court in Ukraine has rejected the cassation appeal against her conviction for abuse of office. | detail

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Court in Strasbourg considers Tymoshenko Case

On Tuesday 28 August the European Court of Human Rights held a public hearing on the admissibility and merits in the case of Tymoshenko v. Ukraine concerning complaints related to the former Prime Minister and opposition leader’s detention | detail

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