Wednesday, May 2, 2012

European leaders plan soccer boycott

Ukraine faces an embarrassing boycott of next month's Euro 2012 soccer tournament by European leaders, in protest at the treatment in jail of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Tymoshenko was jailed for seven years in a court case last northern autumn that observers say was politically motivated.
President Viktor Yanukovych, her long-standing rival, has refused to intervene despite calls from the international community. Now Tymoshenko says she is ill and has been mistreated by prison officials and doctors.

Read more:  NZ Herald 


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