Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ukraine’s Ex-Prime Minister Gets 7 Years in Jail

A Ukrainian court has found former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of office and sentenced her to seven years in prison. She was found guilty Tuesday of violating legal procedures during the signing of a natural gas import contract with Russia in 2009. Tymoshenko dismisses the trial as a government attempt to bar her from upcoming elections and as persecution by her arch-foe President Viltor Yanukovych.


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