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KIEV, January 20 (Itar-Tass) – Ukraine’s former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, who is currently serving a jail term along with former Prime Minister and his close political ally Yulia Timoshenko, has been taken from jail to a clinic in Kiev where he will be given a surgery.
Lutsenko was arrested at the end of 2010 and sentenced to four years in jail in 2011 for gross embezzlement of state property.
In addition to sending Lutsenko to jail, the court also ruled to levy a fine of $ 80,000 from him.
Activists of the opposition tried to register Lutsenko and Timoshenko as candidates for last fall’s election to the Verkhovna Rada, the national parliament, but the country’s Supreme Administrative Court turned down the lawsuit of the united opposition.
The Central Electoral Commission also turned down the registration applications, since Timoshenko is serving a seven-year term for abuse of occupational powers while Lutsenko’s charges include a series of occupational crimes.