The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the arrest of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on charges of exceeding her powers when signing the 2009 gas supply contracts with Russia was politically motivated and was conducted in violation of her rights.

The ECHR announced this judgment on Tuesday, Interfax informs.

The court unanimously ruled that there was violation of paragraph 1 of Article 5, paragraph 4 of Article 5 and Article 18 of the European Convention on Human Rights, according to the judgment delivered by the ECHR in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

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