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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tymoshenko being tortured in prison

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko lost her race for President and is being tortured in a prison camp by the man who won the election.

Prison guards shine bright lights into her cell 24 hours a day.

Ukraine's opposition leader is being held in a prison cell under 24-hour camera surveillance with lights permanently on in an attempt to 'psychologically and physically break' her, her lawyer said.

Yulia Tymoshenko, 51, a former prime minister was moved to a prison camp in the eastern town of Kharkiv about 300 miles  away from the capital Kiev on December 30.

Officials at the camp said the conditions of her detention were necessary for the security of inmates.

Her lawyers who opposed her move from a base in Kiev said their client has been suffering from back pains in recent weeks.

In a statement, Ivan Pervushkin, head of the prison said: 'Video surveillance is not forbidden by law.

'In order to carry out permanent video monitoring there has to be sufficient light in the cells', UK Daily Mail reported.

But Tymoshenko's defence lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko said: 'The light is directed straight onto the bed where she is lying ... Camera surveillance and light in the face and the impossibility of sleeping properly and the absence of medical help -- all this has one aim only - to psychologically and physically break Yulia Volodymyrivna.'

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