Ukraine prosecutors reopen Yushchenko investigation after doctors' poisoning diagnosis

[JURIST] The Ukraine prosecutor general's office announced Sunday that it will reopen the criminal investigation into allegations that Ukraine presidential candidate and opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned, damaging his health and disfiguring his formerly-youthful visage. The case, closed in November due to lack of evidence, will be reopened after confirmation from Yushchenko's Austrian doctors at Vienna's Rudolfinerhaus clinic that he had been slipped the toxic chemical dioxin. Until recently, no blood test to detect the presence of dioxin was available. The Yuschenko campaign's press release on the poisoning diagnosis is here. AP has more.



 

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