TYMOSHENKO ARREST - AUGB LETTER TO UK FOREIGN MINISTER FOR EUROPE

06.08.11


In the wake of Yulia Tymoshenko's arrest, the AUGB last night sent a letter to the Minister for Europe, David Lidington MP, asking him to seek a formal assurance and commitment from the Ukrainian authorities: 

1. that they will actively uphold all of the universal values of multi-party democracy that the Minister referred to in his speech three weeks ago,

2. that fundamental rights and freedoms will be afforded to all of Ukraine’s citizens, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion, and

3. that Mrs Tymoshenko will be immediately and unconditionally released from prison.

Note:  For a video of the arrest see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ukrainian/multimedia/2011/08/110804_arrest_tymoshenko_video_ak.shtml



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