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Ukraine's Tymoshenko goes on hunger strike


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Ukraine's Tymoshenko goes on hunger strike

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has gone on hunger strike.

Lawyers for the jailed opposition leader said she started her protest on Tuesday.

Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison last year for abuse of power during her time as premier.

Her sentence has been condemned by EU diplomats as an example of selective justice.

Tymoshenko’s family say she has been suffering from back pain for months that has prevented her from attending hearings.

She is now also on trial on corruption charges.

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