19 April 2012

UKRAINE : Thousands Gather As Ex PM Yulia Is No Show...For Show Graft Trial.


     Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko, 51...refused to attend another trial...on new graft charges.
     She begged off because of continued poor health....though she could face up to 12 years.
     Yulia is charged with tax evasion, fraud and theft while heading a gas trading company in the 1990's.
     She is already serving 7 years...in a remote prison.
     Thousands of her supporters gathered outside the Kyiv courtroom.
      EU human rights groups are criticizing the new charges.