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Video Of Ukraine's Tymoshenko In Prison Bed Causes Outrage


A screengrab of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko filmed in her prison cell

A screengrab of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko filmed in her prison cell

A political scandal has broken out in Ukraine over a video showing jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko angrily protesting over being filmed against her will while lying in her prison bed.

The video clip, which was aired on a Ukrainian TV channel, showed the former prime minister waving her arms in anger at a man in a room in the prison's medical wing.

The video clip was one of two aired on TV with the apparent aim of showing that 51-year-old Tymoshenko was being well treated and living in good conditions.

The case of Tymoshenko, a charismatic politician who was sentenced last October to seven years in jail for abuse of office, has caused a crisis in Ukraine's relations with the West. Serhiy Vlasenko, Tymoshenko's lawyer, denounced the filming.

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