Petition for Yulia Tymoshenko’s freedom exceeds 100K goal

09:33, 16 January 2014
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More than 100,000 people have signed the online petition to the Obama Administration calling for the use of all legitimate means to free Yulia Tymoshenko, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

As of 12:13 on January 15, there were 109,207 signatures on the petition.

"I am very grateful to everyone who supported the petition for my mother’s freedom. Thanks to you, we are more certain than ever that my mother will be free very soon! A big thank you from our family to everyone who had faith and helped gather signatures for the petition," Eugenia Tymoshenko said.

Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter recalled that the petition was created on the White House website on December 20 following the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Russia. "Four days remain to collect signatures, but we already have more than 100,000. This means President Obama and his administration will have to provide an official response to our request to use all legitimate means to free my mother as a political prisoner," she said.

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