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Yulia Tymoshenko found guilty of abuse of office

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Riot police stand guard near a board, displaying a portrait of Ukrainian former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and reading "The 68th day", during a rally near the Pecherskiy district court in Kiev October 11, 2011.

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Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko (L) embraces her husband Oleksander as they attend a session at the Pecherskiy district court in Kiev October 11, 2011. A Ukrainian court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison for abuse of office in relation to a 2009 gas deal with Russia that she brokered, a case regarded widely in the West as politically orchestrated.

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A supporter of Ukrainian former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko shouts at riot police during a rally near the Pecherskiy district court in Kiev October 11, 2011. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hinted at possible imminent changes to the law which may benefit former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, convicted on Tuesday of abuse-of-office and sentenced to seven years in jail.

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