Monday, November 21, 2011

Ombudsman: Tymoshenko gravely ill whilst being kept in jail.

Ukraine's Ombdusman, Nina Karpachova, whilst making a announced visit to Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former Prime-minister who is being held in jail, has reported that Tymnoshenko is gravely ill and needs urgent medical treatment outside of the jail. The assessment of the Ombudsman is contrary to thr infornation provided by jail officals last week.

Tymoshenko has been jailed following a complaint made against her by Vikttor Yushchenko back in 2009. Tymoshenko was found guility of having misused and abused her public office in signing an agreement with Russia to supply Ukraine gas. The allegations against Tymoshenko and other members of teh oppsoiton parties are seen to be potitcaly motivated.  Tymoshenko has appelased agsint her convcition and the appral is scheduled to be heard next month.

There are calls for Tyshmeochnko to be released or plavced under hoiuyse arrest pending the outcome of her appeal.

Earlier on the authorities claimed that Tymoshenko health was satisfactory and that she was being interviewed in relation to a number of additional allegations that have been levelled against her.

The assesment made by the Obmudsman will incease pressure on the Ukrainian Authorities to act as a matter of urgency.