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Karpachova: Tymoshenko needs medical treatment outside SIZO
The Human Rights Ombudsperson Nina Karpachova hs stated that former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, is in a grave condition in the detention unit [SIZO]. Ms Karpachova made an unannounced visit the previous evening.
“During my visit made without prior warning to the SIZO, I also visited Yulia Tymoshenko and two other women in the cell. Tymoshenko’s condition is extremely grave, she could not get up from the bed when talking with me. She needs medical examination and treatment outside the SIZO. Furthermore I consider it absolutely inadmissible to carry out investigative activities in a SIZO cell, this is the only such case since Ukraine’s independence”.