Yulia Tymoshenko to not attend court hearing for health reasons
Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has written to the Kyivsky District Court of Kharkiv and the administration of the Kachanivska prison stating the she can not participate in the November 13 court hearing due to problems with her health, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.
"The state of my health doesn’t allow me to participate in the court hearing at the Kyivsky District Court of Kharkiv on November 13, 2012," Yulia Tymoshenko wrote in her statement.
Yulia Tymoshenko attached to her statement the recommendations of the doctors from Berlin’s Charité hospital to continue treatment. The ex-premier also noted that she has repeatedly asked the chief doctor of the Ukrzaliznytsia hospital and the prison administration to return her to prison "because Yanukovych’s regime has created conditions that according to the doctors make normal treatment impossible."
"But as of today I have not been discharged as provided by law and I am in the Central Clinical Hospital," said Yulia Tymoshenko.
This week Yulia Tymoshenko’s defense lawyers reported that her health has deteriorated sharply as a result of a hunger strike that she began on October 29 in protest of the flawed parliamentary elections in Ukraine.