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22 Feb 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] Ukraine opposition icon and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive] was released from prison Saturday when the Supreme Council of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada [official website], voted to decriminalize the charges that had been brought against her. Tymoshenko, an ardent critic of current President Viktor Yanukovich … [read more]

Legal News
26 Nov 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] Ukraine's imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] announced on Monday [press release] that she would go on a hunger strike to show her support [Guardian report] for the demonstrators who have been protesting Ukraine's decision to abandon a planned EU trade pact. Demonstrators allege that … [read more]

Legal News
11 Nov 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] One of the defense lawyers for imprisoned former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] was detained by police Monday, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk [official website] an MP for Tymoshenko's All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" [party website; in Ukrainian] party. Yatsenyuk has not provided [BBC news report] any … [read more]

Legal News
18 Oct 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych [official website] said Friday that he will sign a law [press release] allowing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive] to travel abroad for medical treatment, if the bill is passed by the Verkhovna Rada [official website, in Ukrainian], Ukraine's parliament. In … [read more]

Legal News
14 May 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The UkraineProsecutor General [official website, in Ukrainian] on Monday reopened the murder case against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive]. The charges, originally filed in January [JURIST report], allege that Tymoshenko and former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko [JURIST news archive] ordered the murder of … [read more]

Legal News
19 Jan 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] has been charged with murder [press release, in Ukrainian] for her role in the contract-style killing of Yevhen Shcherban and two others in 1996, Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka [official profile, in Ukrainian] said Friday. Pshonka alleges that Tymoshenko … [read more]

Legal News
3 Nov 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] Former Ukraine Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko [JURIST news archive] was released [AP report] from a US federal prison on Thursday and, according to a spokeswoman for US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [official website], will go before an immigration judge to determine whether he can stay in the country. … [read more]

Legal News
10 Apr 2009
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday refused [opinion; PDF] a petition for an en banc rehearing by former Ukranian prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], who had been on trial for money laundering and embezzling, allowing several of his … [read more]

Legal News
26 Aug 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] At the end of the first US trial of a foreign head of government since that of Panama's Manuel Noriega, a US federal judge in San Francisco Friday sentenced former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko [Wikipedia profile; defense website] to nine years imprisonment on corruption-related charges. US prosecutors indicted … [read more]

Legal News
21 May 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] US District Court Judge Martin Jenkins [profile] ruled Friday that there was not enough evidence to sustain many of the counts against former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko [Wikipedia profile]. In a complex trial that ended nearly one year ago, Lazarenko was convicted on 29 counts of extortion and … [read more]

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