The Council of Europe is concerned over Yulia Tymoshenko’s health
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) is concerned over the treatment of the persons imprisoned in Ukraine. After his visit at the end of 2011 to Ukraine, Mr. Thorbjorn Jagland of CPT made some conclusions about the conditions the detained persons live in.
According to him, the preliminary observations identify a number of irregularities regarding the detention conditions in Ukraine.
"I am particularly concerned about Ms Yulia Tymoshenko's deteriorating health conditions. Ms Tymoshenko's application to the European Court of Human Rights concerning her detention is being examined as a matter of priority by the Court. I have noted statements by high Ukrainian authorities that Ukraine will surely implement the Court's decision. In the meantime, I would underline that it is the responsibility of the Ukrainian authorities to ensure that Ms Tymoshenko is treated appropriately and in accordance with Ukraine's commitments to the Council of Europe."
According to a CoE press release, the CPT delegation examined the health care being provided to certain persons, including Valeriy Ivashenko, Yuriy Lutsenko and Yulia Tymoshenko.