Maria Danilova and Yuras Karmanau
February 21, 2014
Ukraine’s newly empowered parliament has voted to allow the release of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko after more than two years in prison.
Legislators voted 310-54 to decriminalize the count under which she was imprisoned, meaning that she is no longer guilty of a criminal offense.
“Free Yulia! Free Yulia!” legislators chanted after the vote.
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