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Ukraine: Tymoshenko's daughter says mother denied painkillers

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 9 February 2012
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February 09, 2012

KYIV – The daughter of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says her mother is being denied access to painkillers despite being in "horrendous" pain.

Yevhenia Tymoshenko told reporters on February 9 that her mother has been bedridden for three months with severe back pain.

The authorities have agreed to Tymoshenko's request to be examined by an independent, international medical panel.

Those experts are expected to arrive on February 13.

Yevhenia Tymoshenko (sometimes known by her married name Carr) accused prison authorities of withholding the medication to force her mother to agree to include government-approved Ukrainian specialists on the panel.

Yulia Tymoshenko was sentenced in October to seven years in prison on abuse-of-office charges.

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