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Clinton on Treatment of Former Ukraine PM Tymoshenko

01 May 2012

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
May 1, 2012

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON

Treatment of Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

The United States is deeply concerned by the treatment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other imprisoned members of her former government. The photographs of Mrs. Tymoshenko released by the Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsman further call into question the conditions of her confinement. We urge the Ukrainian authorities to ensure that Mrs. Tymoshenko receives immediate medical assistance in an appropriate facility and request that the U.S. Ambassador be given access to her. We continue to call for her release, the release of other members of her former government and the restoration of their full civil and political rights.