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UK legal help sought for Ukraine ex-PM

Yulia Tymoshenko was convicted last year of criminally abusing her office in what supporters say was a sham trial.
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 12:36

Ukraine's opposition parties have been protesting in Kiev over last month's parliamentary elections.

They say they were rigged and that Yulia Tymoshenko, jailed former prime minister, was the victim of a sham trial.

Her daughter now hopes a team of lawyers from London will prove her mother's innocence.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.

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