ECHR: Ukraine must assure Tymoshenko receives proper medical treatment Matthew Pomy at 12:28 PM ET
[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Friday urged the Ukrainian government to ensure that former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official profile] receive adequate medical treatment [statement]. Tymoshenko, who was convicted [JURIST report] of abusing her power as prime minister, is reportedly suffering from an unknown medical ailment, a slipped disk [Kiev report] according to her daughter. She has been appealing her conviction, which has been criticized as politically motivated [JURIST report], but has been denied medical treatment at an outside facility. The court ordered that Tymoshenko be allowed to "receive adequate medical treatment in an appropriate institution."
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