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Court: Tymoshenko's detention violates human rights

By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
updated 9:21 AM EDT, Tue April 30, 2013

London (CNN) -- Ukrainian opposition leader Yuliya Tymoshenko suffered arbitrary detention in 2011, violating multiple articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights found Tuesday.

Tymoshenko is serving a seven-year sentence for abusing her authority when she was prime minister.

The United States and Europe see the punishment as politically motivated.