The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Ukraine's detention of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was unlawful, in a decision the opposition leader's camp saw as a key step towards her release.
Ukraine's former Prime Minister, opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko poses in her residence in Kiev on February 2, 2011. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Ukraine's detention of Tymoshenko is unlawful but threw out accusations of ill-treatment.
"The court considered that the detention had been arbitrary and unlawful during the entire period," the judges of the Strasbourg-based court said.
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