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Ukraine postpones Tymoshenko tax-evasion trial again

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 14 August 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Ukraine postpones Tymoshenko tax-evasion trial again, 14 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/503b34878.html [accessed 29 July 2014]
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August 14, 2012

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is already serving a seven-year sentence for abuse of office.Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is already serving a seven-year sentence for abuse of office.

A court in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has again postponed the tax-evasion trial of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Judge Kostyantyn Sadovskyy announced as the trial resumed on August 14 that the trial was postponed until September 11 due to prosecutors' demand that the defendant participate in the trial via video link.

Tymoshenko, who says she is not able to take part in the trial due to her health, has been rejecting the prosecutors' demand since July 31.

The trial has already been postponed several times.

Prosecutors say Tymoshenko evaded millions of dollars in taxes in connection with a private energy company she headed during the 1990s.

Based on reporting by Interfax and UNIAN

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