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Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister, has been on a hunger strike since last week to protest against her alleged beating in prison.

A group of German doctors have appealed to the Ukrainian government to allow her to be treated for severe back pain overseas.

She was jailed last April in a case some Western governments considered to be politically motivated.

Al Jazeera’s Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.

Source: Al Jazeera