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Ukraine's Tymoshenko accused of organising 1996 murder

Ukraine's former premier Yulia Tymoshenko at the Kiev Pechersky courthouse on October 11, 2011
Ukraine's former premier Yulia Tymoshenko at the Kiev Pechersky courthouse on October 11, 2011. Ukrainian prosecutors have accused Tymoshenko of organising the 1996 murder of a lawmaker, saying she could face life imprisonment if found guilty.

Ukrainian prosecutors on Friday accused jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko of organising the 1996 murder of a lawmaker, saying she could face life imprisonment if found guilty.

Tymoshenko, serving a seven-year jail term for abuse of power, has been informed by prosecutors she is now a formal suspect in the murder of Yevgen Shcherban, Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka told reporters.

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