Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine Jailed Former Prime Minister, Makes Video Appeal


KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko exhorted her country Saturday to “rise up” against President Viktor Yanukovych’s party in next month’s parliamentary election. In an emotional video appeal, recorded covertly by her lawyer with a cell phone in a hospital where she is undergoing treatment, Tymoshenko accused Yanukovych of turning Ukraine into a “police state” and her own life into “hell.” The state prison agency retaliated by publishing a video of Tymoshenko banging her high-heeled shoe against a hospital door in order to be allowed to see her supporters. The videos offered a rare glimpse into Tymoshenko’s life and state of health behind bars over a year…

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Afghanistan War: Death Toll Hits 2,000 For U.S. Military

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