CONSIDERATION OF TYMOSHENKO'S APPEAL POSTPONED UNTIL 26 JUNE

15.05.12


 

Interfax-Ukraine has reported this morning that the Higher Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases has postponed the consideration of an appeal by Yulia Tymoshenko against her seven-year sentence until 26 June.  The appeal relates to the decsion of the Pechersk District Court last year which was then upheld by Kyiv's Court of Appeals. 

The judges at today's hearing said that that they needed more time to fully aquaint themselves with all of the case materials.

The ruling was immediately condemned by Tymoshenko's defence lawyer, Serhiy Vllasenko, who told journalists outside the court that Tymoshenko intends to take the matter to the European Court of Human Rights.

See also: http://www.euronews.com/newswires/1517662-ukraine-puts-off-tymoshenko-appeal-hearings/

 



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