Tymoshenko is political prisoner – OSCE PA members

09:45, 06 March 2012
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Members of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly...

Members of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Walburga Habsburg Douglas and Asa Lindestam, who visited Kachanivska prison colony in Kharkiv today, believe that ex Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko is a political prisoner.

Vice President of OSCE PA Walburga Habsburg Douglas said this answering the question of an UNIAN correspondent, whether OSCE PA members believe that Yu. Tymoshenko is a political prisoner.

“We just say that if such issues are solved in a political way concerning the political leader, so it is a political prisoner”, -said Walburga Habsburg Douglas.

The Vice President of the OSCE PA was surprised that the leadership of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine and the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine did not give them a permission to meet with Yu. Tymoshenko. According to an opinion of Walburga Habsburg Douglas, such actions of the authorities cause doubts concerning conditions of imprisonment and state of health of Yu. Tymoshenko.

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