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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