Court jails Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko for 7 years
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A Ukrainian court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abuse of office in relation to a 2009 gas deal with Russia which she brokered.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (C) listens during a court session in Kiev September 30, 2011. Photo: Reuters
"The court has... found Tymoshenko guilty... and sentenced her to a prison term of seven years," judge Rodion Kireyev said.