Friday, August 05, 2011

Ukraine's ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko 'taken into custody'

According to Ukraine's commercial 5 Kanal TV, prosecutors had asked for Ms Tymoshenko to be arrested for showing contempt towards Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, who testified against her, and Judge Rodion Kireyev.

She has refused, as required, to stand up while addressing the judge, repeatedly insulted him and questioned his objectivity, another report said. Her supporters have also repeatedly disrupted hearings.

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Source: BBC On-line

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