HRW demands full investigation into alleged beating of Yulia Tymoshenko
The Ukrainian authorities should conduct a prompt, impartial, and thorough investigation into allegations that Yulia Tymoshenko was beaten by guards at the penal colony where she is being held, Human Rights Watch has stressed
Euro 2012 faces diplomatic crisis over Ukraine’s jailed opposition leader.
The 2012 European Championships were heading towards a diplomatic fiasco on Monday after more EU leaders said they would join Germany in a boycott of the event next month unless Ukraine freed the opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko.
Ukraine plays the Tymoshenko card and none too subtely
If "all problems" between Ukraine and the EU were solved, parliament in Kyiv could pass extraordinary legislation to set former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko free from jail. That’s what Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovskiy was quoted as saying last week
New Tymoshenko trial postponed for month
The presiding judge said it would be impossible to hold the trial in her absence. On Friday, photos emerged of alleged injuries Ms Tymoshenko said she received while in prison last week.
Yanukovych on track to isolation
President Yanukovych is leading Ukraine to international isolation. This was how observers commented on the refusal by the Presidents of Germany and Austria to visit the Summit of Central European Countries in Yalta from 11-12 May
On the situation of Yulia Tymoshenko
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton recalls Ukraine’s obligation to promptly and impartially investigate any complaints of torture or ill-treatment and expresses concern over Ms Tymoshenko’s hunger strike
Thorbjørn Jagland : Human Rights Court is assessing medical treatment of Tymoshenko
“I am extremely concerned about the reports that Yulia Tymoshenko was beaten up in prison. It is in the interest of the Ukrainian Government to make sure these claims are investigated in a credible and transparent manner and, if necessary, prosecuted"
German president cancels trip to Ukraine
German President Joachim Gauck has canceled a planned visit to Ukraine next month amid concerns over the treatment of ailing jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko
Lutsenko’s former Ministry colleagues collect amount to compensate “Police Day” events
Former Interior Ministry employees have already collected the amount needed and paid the Ministry the amount which it is claimed former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko spent on Police Day events in the Ukraina Palace in 2008 and 2009
PACE President: Situation with Tymoshenko must have consequences
Jean-Claude Mignon has said that the situation over the alleged beating in the prison colony of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko cannot be left without repercussions. Mignon said that the excuses given by Ukraine’s representatives did not convince anybody
Ukraine asks German doctors to treat Tymoshenko
In the light of Ms Tymoshenko’s hunger strike following apparen ill-treatment, European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele has stated that the treatment of Tymoshenko is a "stain" on Ukraine’s record.
Outgoing Ombudsperson demands criminal investigation over Tymoshenko’s injuries
At a briefing on Wednesday Nina Karpachova confirmed that there were bruise marks on the Prime Minister’s forearm, right elbow and stomach and demanded that the Prosecutor General initiate a criminal investigation
PACE President requests that diplomats be able to visit Yulia Tymoshenko
Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has expressed his deep concern at the decline in Yulia Tymoshenko’s health and her decision to carry out a hunger strike in response to the violence and abuse she says she is suffering
US Embassy to look into allegations that Tymoshenko was beaten
US Ambassador to Ukraine, John Teffl has said his Embassy will be looking into the allegations that the former Prime Minister and opposition leader was kicked in the stomach and beaten when being transported from the Kachanivska Penal Colony to a hospital in Kharkiv last week
Tymoshenko goes on hunger strike after alleged beating
Former Prime Minister and opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko asserts that she was kicked in the stomach when being taken to a Ukrainian hospital by force last week
Newly elected Ombudsperson says she “may change her rhetoric” in the Lutsenko case
Valeria Lutkovska, newly elected Human Rights Ombudsperson, has told Channel 5 that she is ready to review her position on the case of former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko after a more detailed reading of the file material
Clarification of recent reports in Ukrainian media regarding UK position on Association Agreement
Despite the media reports, the UK representative stated clearly that “ the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement would not be signed and ratified until opposition figures, detained as the result of flawed trials, were released from prison and able to participate freely in Ukrainian political activity”.
Ivashchenko moved without explanation to prison cell
The three most prominent former government officials sentenced to widely criticised prison terms have now all been returned to prison. Their medical treatment coincided with the European Court of Human Rights’ Public Hearing in the case of Lutsenko v. Ukraine on 17 April.
Platini’s Shame: Calls from Germany for Tymoshenko’s release before Euro 2012
Germany’s Human Rights Ombudsperson Markus Lönung has railed the Head of UEFA for taking no action over the Tymoshenko case as the former Prime Minister and opposition leader is returned to prison
Lutsenko returned to prison
Irina Lutsenko, wife of imprisoned former Interior Minister and opposition politician, asserts that her husband’s two weeks of treatment in hospital ended as soon as the European Court of Human Rights public hearing in his case was over (on Tuesday) and the international experts left Ukraine