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Jailed former Ukraine prime minister must be released

11 October 2011 Yuliya Tymoshenko has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Kyiv court for "abuse of office". A former Ukrainian prime minister jailed today for abuse of office must be released, Amnesty International said today.Yuliya Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Kyiv court for signing a multi-million dollar energy contract with Russia in January 2009, while she was Prime Minister.She has also been barred from holding public office for three years.“The prosecution against Yuliya Timoshenko is politically motivated. The charges against her are not…

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