Strasbourg Court to issue ruling on Tymoshenko lawsuit on January 22
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR, Strasbourg) is expected to issue a ruling on January 22 on a case filed in 2012 by Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko against the government of Ukraine, Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda has reported.
"The court ruling on the case No. 65656/12 (Case of Tymoshenko No. 2) will be announced in writing," the press service of the ECHR stated.
According to court practice, the date of issue of the ruling is announced only after the text of the ruling has been agreed on by the court, and its documentation completed.
As reported, in 2011 Tymoshenko lodged two lawsuits with the ECHR, accusing the then Ukrainian government of political persecution. The court’s ruling on the first case was issued in 2013. The court found that the arrest of Tymoshenko had been illegal, but did not rule in favor of some items in the lawsuit.
In the second lawsuit, the main one, Tymoshenko is contesting the Ukrainian court's decision in essence.
She claims in her suit that the Ukrainian government violated several articles of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights. In particular, Tymoshenko said that the Yanukovych regime had violated her right to a fair trial, delivered an illegal sentence against her, violating articles of the Convention against Torture, on respect for private life and freedom of speech, and punished her twice on one charge.