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UN Sec.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon criticizes conviction of Ukraine’s ex-PM

Topic: Yulia Tymoshenko case

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
05:10 12/10/2011
UN, October 12 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: Pechersky District Court, United Nations, Yulia Tymoshenko, Ban Ki-moon, Ukraine

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his concern over the conviction of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, his spokesperson said.

Kiev's Pechersky District Court sentenced Tymoshenko on Tuesday to seven years in prison for abuse of office over her signing of a gas deal with Russia in 2009.

“The Secretary-General has noted the concerns voiced widely regarding the judicial proceedings involving the former Ukrainian Prime Minister and other officials,” Vannina Maestracci, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said.

“And the Secretary-General expects the judicial proceedings, currently still ongoing, to be conducted in a fair and impartial manner and to follow due process,” she added.

Tymoshenko’s conviction raised international concerns, including from Russia and the United States and, according to experts, might ruin Ukraine’s hopes for associate EU membership.

 

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  • mampaUN Sec.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon criticizes conviction of Ukraine’s ex-PM
    08:00, 12/10/2011
    UN Sec.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon has become the spokesman for the West in general and the US State Department in particular. He has thus disqualified himself as UN Sec-Gen.

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