Regime taking revenge against Yulia Tymoshenko through corrupt courts - Turchynov

09:57, 30 October 2013
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The Ukrainian government continues to use selective justice as a weapon against its main opponent - Yulia Tymoshenko. The Dnipropetrovsk Appellate court ruled today to confiscate the Varenychna Café owned by the ex-premier’s daughter, Eugenia Tymoshenko, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"It’s very low with the government starts settling scores with the children of political opponents. This is even more insidious given that Eugenia doesn’t have an empire like Yanukovych’s family – she doesn’t have own any powerful financial institutions, doesn’t sell gas or coal. For the president and his inner circle this café must be very important in strengthening their business empire," deputy head of Batkivshchyna Oleksandr Turchynov told the press today in Kyiv.

Yulia Tymoshenko’s ally pointed out that the space was bought in 2000 and in 2012 the government made its first attempt to seize the property. "The government feels they have to destroy the family’s any chance of existence, and in 2012 they went to court to confiscate the property. The court couldn’t find any reasons for this and ruled against it. But the government doesn’t stop at anything to destroy its political opponents and forced the court to consider the case again and the same court then ruled in favor of confiscation," he said.

He said that instead of ending selective justice the current regime has gone after Yulia Tymoshenko’s family. "Yulia Tymoshenko’s husband Oleksandr was forced to leave Ukraine and obtain political asylum because there was a threat to his life. Now the government has gone after her daughter Eugenia," Oleksandr Turchynov said.

"With no resolution to the matter of Yulia Tymoshenko’s release, the end to political repression and corrupt justice, we have brand new evidence of the use of the courts against political opponents. In this case against the children of political opponents. Unfortunately, neither the government’s public position stated during talks with the European Union, nor the real desire of Ukrainians for European integration is forcing Yanukovych and his allies to change his course. In so doing, he is putting the country’s entire future in danger," he added.

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