Saturday, June 25, 2011

The former Premiership Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko, tried for corruption

A court in the preliminary hearing began today in the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko accused of abuse of power by signing, without being authorized to do so, a gas supply contract with Russia for Ukraine expensive. More than 1,500 supporters gathered Timoshenko next to the courthouse to protest what they say is a political persecution of their leader, who heads the opposition party Batkívshina.

If it is found guilty of the charges against him, former Prime Minister could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

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