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Tue May 8, 2012, 04:14 PM

Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko to end hunger strike

Source: BBC

8 May 2012 Last updated at 16:39 GMT

Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko to end hunger strike

Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko will end her 19-day hunger strike, says her daughter.

Yevgenia Tymoshenko said her mother would be moved to hospital on Wednesday to be treated by a German doctor.

She went on hunger strike accusing prison guards of beating her during an earlier attempt to move her to hospital for treatment for back pain.

Earlier Ukraine postponed a European summit after several leaders announced a boycott over the issue.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17995846

Also: Tymoshenko row causes Ukraine to call off summit (Reuters)

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Wed May 9, 2012, 09:53 AM

1. Ukraine's jailed Tymoshenko moves to hospital

Source: Reuters

Ukraine's jailed Tymoshenko moves to hospital

By Richard Balmforth

KIEV | Wed May 9, 2012 8:27am EDT

(Reuters) - Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, whose plight in prison has soured relations between the country's leadership and the West, was moved to a local hospital on Wednesday in a high-security police convoy.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has faced growing criticism over the conviction of Tymoshenko - and the authorities' refusal to let her travel abroad for treatment for chronic back pain.

Her transfer from prison in the eastern city of Kharkiv to a nearby hospital for treatment under the supervision of German doctors was worked out last week in a compromise.

But Wednesday's early morning transfer seemed unlikely to relieve pressure on Yanukovich who has been thrown on the back-foot by sharp Western criticism of his treatment of his rival.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/09/us-ukraine-tymoshenko-move-idUSBRE8480I120120509

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