Tymoshenko health fears stall tax trial

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A court in Ukraine has adjourned the tax-evasion trial of former Prime Minister Julia Tymoshenko until May 21 due to the ex-prime ministers ill-health.

The opposition leader, already in prison on an abuse-of-office conviction, failed to attend because of chronic back pain.

Tymoshenko alleges that she has been beaten by prison guards and is nine days into a hunger strike in protest.

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