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Yulia Tymoshenko imprisoned and beaten - To hot to be in Gulag

BRUSSELS — The European Union pressed Ukraine on Thursday to allow “independent medical specialists” to visit the country’s jailed former prime minister, Yulia V. Tymoshenko, after she claimed to have been beaten by prison guards last week
Ms. Tymoshenko, 51, went on a hunger strike
last Friday after being forcibly removed from her prison cell and taken
to a hospital, according to her lawyer. In a statement published on her
Web site on Tuesday, Ms. Tymoshenko, who suffers from chronic back
pain, said she refused treatment

Added: Apr-27-2012 Occurred On: Apr-27-2012
By: Diegomayra
World News
Tags: russia, ukraine, yulia tymoshenko, gulag, prison, political prisoner, hunger strike, ukraine politics
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