Ukraine’s former female PM on ‘hunger strike’

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:33 EDT
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Ukraine's jailed opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko  (AFP)
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Ukraine’s jailed opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko has been on a hunger strike since Friday to protest her treatment by prison wardens and doctors, her lawyer said.

“Yulia Tymoshenko has declared a hunger strike,” Interfax quotedSerhiy Vlasenko as saying outside her prison in the eastern city of Kharkiv where Tymoshenko has been jailed since last year on abuse of office charges.

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