February 27, 2014
by Sean Gallagher
On this episode of the JURIST Podcast, Pitt Law students Taras Shablii and Slava Opeida discuss the recent protests, legislation and political deals to come out of their native Ukraine. They gave some background on the cause of the first wave of protests: the suspension of negotiations on a long- ...[read more]
February 22, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Ukraine opposition icon and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison Saturday when the Supreme Council of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, voted to decriminalize the charges that had been brought against her. Tymoshenko, an ardent critic of current President Viktor Yanukovich, was ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Ukraine's imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko announced on Monday that she would go on a hunger strike to show her support for the demonstrators who have been protesting Ukraine's decision to abandon a planned EU trade pact. Demonstrators allege that Ukraine has caved to pressure from ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Peter Snyder
One of the defense lawyers for imprisoned former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was detained by police Monday, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk an MP for Tymoshenko's All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" party. Yatsenyuk has not provided any additional information on the current situation of ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said Friday that he will sign a law allowing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to travel abroad for medical treatment, if the bill is passed by the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament. In 2011 Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges ...[read more]
May 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The UkraineProsecutor General on Monday reopened the murder case against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The charges, originally filed in January, allege that Tymoshenko and former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko ordered the murder of Yevhen Shcherban and two others in 1996. ...[read more]
April 30, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Ukraine violated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by jailing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko for politically-motivated reasons. The court ruled that Tymoskenko's indefinite pre-trial detention was arbitrary and that it was ...[read more]
April 8, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed a decree on Sunday pardoning Yuriy Lutsenko, a former interior minister and a close ally of the imprisoned former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Lutsenko was serving a four-year sentence on charges of abuse of office and embezzlement, while ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A Ukrainian court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko, who is currently serving a four-year sentence. Lutsenko, the former interior minister and ally of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, was appealing his conviction on embezzlement and abuse of office ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was fined $2,000 on Wednesday for contempt of court after a hearing in Kiev. The judge assessed the fine after the hearing, which was being held in connection with an investigation of the murder of Ukrainian parliamentarian Yevhen Scherban, in ...[read more]

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