Ukraine court rejects appeal against Tymoshenko jailing
KIEV - Agence France-Presse
A file picture taken on October 11, 2011 shows Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the Kiev Pechersky court. AFP PhotoA Ukrainian court on Friday rejected an appeal by former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko against her seven year jail term on charges of abuse of power that sparked a crisis in relations with the EU.
"The sentence... is to be left unchanged," Kiev appeals court judge Olena Sitailo said in her ruling, an AFP correspondent reported, after a process that was already boycotted by Tymoshenko's legal team.