Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ukrainian Former Prime Minister Prosecuted

Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office reopened criminal proceedings (closed five years ago) against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, on charges of offering bribes of $125,000 to several Ukrainian Supreme Court judges for the release of relatives from jail. The proceedings were originally instituted in 2004 under President Leonid Kuchma and were closed in 2005 following the “Orange Revolution.” Tymoshenko denies any wrongdoing and calls reopening the case “political repression.”

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