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      Archive: 4/24/2012

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        4/24/2012, Iyar 2, 5772

      Ukraine: Former PM on Hunger Strike

      Imprisoned former Ukrainian premier Yulia Tymoshenko has been on a hunger strike since Friday, according to her lawyer. Tymoshenko is protesting her treatment.

      She was jailed for seven years for abusing her authority. A new trial for tax evasion could lead to an extension of her sentence.