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Ukraine Prosecutor Says Tymoshenko To Be Charged For Complicity To Murder


Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (center) attends a session of Kyiv's Pecherskiy district court on August 5.
Ukraine's deputy prosecutor-general has been quoted as saying prosecutors plan to indict jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on charges of complicity in the murder of a parliament member 16 years ago.

Renat Kuzmin told Ukraine's "Segodnya" newspaper in an interview published on August 9 that the charges would be formalized once the ailing opposition leader was deemed healthy enough to appear in court.

In June, President Viktor Yanukovych suggested that Tymoshenko had a hand in the 1996 murder of businessman and politician Yevhen Shcherban and his wife.

Kuzmin said Tymoshenko, who is already serving a seven-year sentence over a separate abuse-of-power case, would be indicted on more charges, including "causing bodily injuries to a detention facility officer in the line of duty."

A second trial against Tymoshenko for alleged tax evasion will resume on August 14.

Based on reporting by dpa and Interfax

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