Yulia Tymoshenko: Supreme Court should review and annul sentence in gas case

09:52, 02 August 2013
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Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court of Ukraine to review and annul, on the basis of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, the unlawful and politically motivated sentence handed down by the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv in the so-called gas case, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"We are asking the Supreme Court to overturn the sentence and release Yulia Tymoshenko," said the ex-premier’s defender Serhiy Vlasenko.

He noted that according to the new law on the judiciary, which was drafted by the government, the High Specialized Court determines what cases the Supreme Court reviews. Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal was registered today.

"Despite the fact that this appeal should be reviewed immediately, the High Specialized Court has 15 days to decide whether to send the case to the Supreme Court. We expect the court within these 15 days to send the case to the Supreme Court," he said.

The European Court of Human Rights ruling became legally binding on July 31.

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