Election Observers Denied Meeting with Tymoshenko

October 30th, 2012   News | Ukraine

Walburga Habsburg Douglas and Matteo Mecacci outside the hospital in Kharkiv

Walburga Habsburg Douglas, who led the election observers from OSCE PA in Ukraine and the Italian MP Matteo Mecacci were today denied meeting the imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. The State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine said that the refusal is due to Tymoshenko’s hunger strike in protest against the vote rigging. Its the second time that Walburga Habsburg Douglas is denied to meet with the imprisoned Yulia Tymoshenko, after an earlier attempt in Mars this year.

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