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Why Tymoshenko must be free

Author: Bishop Paul Peter Jesep - The Kyiv Post Date: Tue, Jan 31 2012 1 Comment, 2664 Views
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An Internet petition to free Yulia Tymoshenko from prison is available for signing: http://www.change.org/petitions/free-yulia-tymoshenko#.

The reason for its creation is simple. "There is no greater tyranny," the French thinker Montesquieu wrote, "than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." president Viktor Yanukovych has perpetrated tyranny against a political adversary while cowardly hiding behind the law. It has ramifications for all Ukrainians including those who are Yanukovych supporters.

Viktor Fedorovych has mocked justice, compromised democracy and damaged Ukraine’s standing in the world. His self-serving behavior has indefinitely delayed the country’s entry into the European Union. It has undermined Ukraine’s ability to grow its economy and create good paying jobs.

In addition, if Tymoshenko, an internationally recognized leader, can be treated with such vulgar political spitefulness then no one in Ukraine is safe from judicial tyranny.

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      billgarski Rating: 8
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      #1 17, 30, Mon, Feb 13 2012

      The Gas-Princess is admired by a small element of western elite bankers & shysters who also became wealthy by asset-stripping their own countries & precipitating the global economic recession.. I will sign a petition for her to return the cash!!

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