Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tymoshenko’s Husband Obtains Asylum in Czech Republic

The husband of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has won asylum in the Czech Republic, after successfully arguing that the authorities were persecuting him in order to pressure his wife. The heroine of the 2004 pro-Western Orange revolution, Mrs. Tymoshenko, insisted that her conviction on "abuse of office" charges was President Yanukovych's way of preventing her from challenging him at the ballot box again.


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