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Ukrainian Judge Who Sentenced Tymoshenko Added To Wanted List

The Ukrainian judge who sentenced former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in jail has been added to the country's wanted list.

Ukraine's Interior Ministry said on July 7 that Judge Rodion Kireyev is wanted for "intentionally pronouncing an illegal verdict."

Kireyev disappeared from Kyiv last week.

Kireyev sentenced Tymoshenko to seven years in jail on charges of abuse of power in 2011. Her supporters said the prosecution had been politically motivated.

Tymoshenko was released from prison in February after her political rival, President Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted and fled the country following three months of antigovernment protests.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax