Tymoshenko moved to penal colony

Dec. 30, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was transferred to a prison in the country's Kharkov region, prison officials said Friday.

Tymoshenko, convicted of abuse of office for overstepping her role as prime minister in agreeing to gas contracts with Russia, was taken to Kachanvskaya Penal Colony to serve a seven-year prison sentence. Her conviction was upheld last week by the Kiev Court of Appeal.

The 51-year-old opposition leader, who helped lead the 2004 Orange Revolution, insists she is the victim of a political conspiracy, RIA Novosti reported.

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