Netanyahu determined to prevent Iran from strengthening positions in SyriaWorld August 23, 18:21
Russia's military might on display at Army-2017 forumMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:20
Russian defense minister examines weapons seized from terrorists in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:12
Grand Russian art exhibition to be held in Vatican in 2018Society & Culture August 23, 17:47
Argentinian footballer Emiliano Rigoni signs contract with Russia’s Zenit FCSport August 23, 17:36
German chancellor suggests exerting diplomatic pressure on North KoreaWorld August 23, 17:01
Russian Defense Ministry orbits satellite for inspecting military space apparatusMilitary & Defense August 23, 16:59
Israel supports Russia’s participation in Sobibor memorial project in PolandWorld August 23, 16:35
Indonesia clinches delivery contract for Russian Su-35 fighter jetsMilitary & Defense August 23, 16:25
KHARKOV, February 11. /ITAR-TASS/. A Kharkov district court on Tuesday turned down Ukrainian former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko’s appeal to ease conditions of her confinement. The court decision was read out by Judge Antonina Yuryeva. The court ruling may be challenged in the court of appeals within seven days.
In January, a special commission of the Kachanovskaya penitentiary refused to transfer Timoshenko to the social rehabilitation section. The former prime minister, who is serving a seven-year prison term for acting in excess of her office duties while signing gas contracts with Russia in 2009, asked for easier detention terms on grounds of having served a third of her sentence. According to her lawyers, Ukraine’s Code of Criminal Procedure provides for such options of easier detention conditions are unlimited number of short-term visits, transfer to a social medical establishment and a possibility to leave the prison within the populated locality it is situated.
Earlier on Tuesday, chief of the Kachanovskaya penitentiary Igor Kolpashchikov said that the Ukrainian law had no provisions that could change conditions of Yulia Timoshenko’s stay at the Kharkov-based hospital, where she was undergoing a medical treatment course. In his words, medical treatment of convicts at city medical establishments was regulated by the ministry of health and the state penitentiary service.