PRESS KIT: Foreign Affairs Committee visits Tymoshenko’s jail, hospital
For Immediate Release
May 16, 2012
The Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs continued its travels today in Ukraine, visiting the eastern city of Kharkiv.
Wascana Liberal MP Ralph Goodale noted that that is the city where former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was jailed and is now hospitalized. To show Canada’s opposition to Ukraine’s apparent use of the judicial system as a tool of political oppression, the committee made an impromptu visit to both the hospital and jail where Ms. Tymoshenko was being detained.
At the hospital, the Canadians were greeted warmly by a group of Ukrainians protesting Tymoshenko’s treatment, and a large group of local media.
Description : Kharkiv hospital where Yulia Tymoshenko is being held. The Canadian Parliamentary Committee stopped by to show solidarity
Description : Poster of jailed Ukrainian former Prime Minister Tymoshenko, handed to Ralph Goodale outside hospital in Kharkiv where she is held
Description : The wall and razor wire around Kharkiv Prison to which former Ukrainian Prime Minister Tymoshenko will be returned after her hospital stay
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Office of Ralph Goodale, MP