Kiev The lawyer for the convicted to seven years in prison Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said on Monday announced a review of the recent ruling abroad. "It is useless to rely on independent judges in Ukraine, so we will call in foreign courts," said Sergei Vlasenko at a press conference in Kiev.
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg already check the criminal cases of various Ukrainian opposition politician. Even the United States, a court should examine the case, said Vlasenko. Up to 22 March had the Ukrainian government is now time for an opinion in the case of Timoshenko. "After that, the chances are not bad, that the Strasbourg court will hear the case on an expedited basis," said Vlasenko.
Vlasenko said the case with Timoshenko is unique and the Court of Human Rights will hear the case avoiding the long and useless procedures of passing all instances in domestic courts.
The defenders were worried about Tymoshenko. On the one hand is still unclear how it is with the health of 51-year-olds, on the other had reason to fear that Tymoshenko will be transferred to a penal colony. Since the end of November Tymoshenko is treated in the medical department of a remand prison. "I have an uneasy feeling that she is moved over theholidays," said Vlasenko. In Ukraine related to the Year and Orthodox Christmas on 6 January two high holidays before.