Friday, 15 July 2011

Four lawyers will defend Tymoshenko

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has said that she will have four lawyers defending her during her trial, including two from Covington & Burling LLP and BDO.

"Today, as I was required to do, I will present the court four defenders. One of them represents the audit firm BDO and another Covington & Burling, so that the world hears every word said during this trial and every fabricated charge," Yulia Tymoshenko told journalists before the start of today’s court hearing

The other two lawyers are citizens of Ukraine.

"I will tell the court who these two people are and once they are admitted to the case I will present them to the press," she added.

Today Tymoshenko was removed from the courtroom for one sitting.

It took place after the judge persuaded Tymoshenko to stand up and make a statement.

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