Injustice in Ukraine: the case of Yulia Tymoshenko

As thousands of supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko demonstrated in Kiev, her daughter Eugenia arrived in London to announce that she will file an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against her mother's "brutal" imprisonment which prevented her from contesting the election. Her lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson QC of Doughty Street Chambers, said that a decision in her favour by the European Court would force Ukraine to release her, or else Ukraine risked suspension from membership of the Council of Europe.

 

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