Ukraine Court Delays Tymoshenko Appeal Hearing

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Reuters
A Ukrainian court on Thursday put off until August 16 hearings in former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal against her abuse-of-office conviction and a seven-year prison sentence.
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A Ukrainian court on Thursday put off until August 16 hearings in former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal against her abuse-of-office conviction and a seven-year prison sentence.

The high court in Kiev granted a motion by state prosecutors for the hearing to be postponed pending a medical examination of Tymoshenko to establish whether she was fit to attend proceedings.

Tymoshenko is being treated for back trouble in a state-run hospital and did not attend the hearing on Thursday.