Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 12:25 GMT

Ukraine: German doctors to be asked to examine Tymoshenko again

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 26 March 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Ukraine: German doctors to be asked to examine Tymoshenko again, 26 March 2012, available at: [accessed 1 June 2016]
DisclaimerThis is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.

March 26, 2012

The attorney of jailed Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says he is going to ask German doctors, who have already examined Tymoshenko, to visit her once again.

Sergei Vlasenko said March 26 that he would make the request "in the very near future."

Vlasenko also said an additional bed had been installed in Tymoshenko's cell, which according to prison staff will probably be occupied by a convicted murderer.

Vlasenko added that authorities don't want to see Tymoshenko "alive and well."

Earlier this month, Ukrainian officials said Tymoshenko was denied a request for medical treatment outside the prison where she is serving a seven-year sentence on charges of abuse of office.

Tymoshenko has refused medical treatment at the prison, saying she doesn't trust the doctors there.

With reporting by Interfax and

Link to original story on RFE/RL website

Copyright notice: Copyright (c) 2007-2009. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036

Search Refworld