Kiev court suspends hearing after Timoshenko felt sick

KIEV, August 18 (Itar-Tass) —— Kiev’s Pechersky Court has announced a ten minutes break in the hearing of former prime minister Yulia Timoshenko’s “gas case” when she felt sick.

When Timoshenko’s lawyer Nikolai Siry was reading out an appeal to ease the restrictive measure to Timoshenko, she suddenly turned pale and asked for a break. When she was walked out of the court room she looked pale and sick.

Earlier in the day, Timoshenko asked the court to let a doctor examine her in prison over health impairment.

“I demand they let a doctor I trust see me,” she said at court.

Timoshenko’s lawyer, Yuri Sukhov, said he had already filed an appeal to have Timoshenko undergo medical examination and tests. “There have emerged dangerous signals that cannot be classified as symptoms of common diseases,” he said.

Judge Rodion Kireyev, however, said that doctors in the detention centre had already offered medical help to Timoshenko, but she declined it.

Alexander Turchinov, Timoshenko’s right hand in the Batkivshchina party said earlier that Timoshenko’s health had dramatically deteriorated. “Due to some unknown reason, bruises in the form of burst blood vessels have emerged all over her body,” he said.

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