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Court Refuses To Hear Activist’s Appeal

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 12 (UPI) — The Kiev Appeals Court says the arrest of activist and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko cannot be appealed.

Tymoshenko was arrested Aug. 5, and accused by prosecutors of hurting the Ukraine’s national interests by signing “unfair” gas supply deals with Russia when she was Prime Minister in 2009, RIA Novosti reported Friday.

“This [arrest] ruling cannot be appealed,” Judge Olga Efimova said.

Currently Ukraine’s leading opposition figure, Tymoshenko has called the charges politically motivated. Her attorney, Yury Sukhov, said he would appeal the ruling, but doesn’t expect a different outcome.

“We will turn to the Ukrainian Supreme Court today, but I think the decision will be the same as here because there is no justice in Ukraine,” Sukhov said.

Sukhov said the case will “certainly be studied by the European Court on Human Rights.”

If convicted, Tymoshenko faces up to 10 years in prison.

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