U.S. Law Firm Reviews Ukrainian Trial

The U.S. law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has found that former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko may have been unfairly imprisoned before her conviction and faced other rights violations, but that there was no proven evidence of political motivation behind Tymoshenko’s arrest on charges of abuse of office. WRCP Chattanooga Channel 3 reports that the firm had been commissioned by the Ukrainian Justice Ministry to look into allegations that Tymoshenko was prosecuted for political reasons.