"The Shevchenkivsky District Court judge read out a ruling under which Tymoshenko was arrested for the second time," Vlasenko emphasized.
“The motivation of the court was that, I quote: 'if she is free, she may interfere with the investigation.’ I don’t understand how Yulia Tymoshenko can interfere with the investigation if she’s already in prison,” Vlasenko added.
As reported, on October 11 Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of office when signing gas contracts with Russia in 2009. The first hearing of the appeal against the sentence was held December 1, and the next one is scheduled for December 13.
On November 10, the central investigation department of the State Tax Service and Prosecutor's General Office brought new charges against Tymoshenko, in particular, regarding the concealment of currency earnings of over USD 165 million and the evasion of taxes totaling more than UAH 47 million at a time when she led the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU) Corporation in the late 1990s.
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