Demonstration against Tymoshenko’s arrest at Toronto Ukrainian consulate tonight

Tonight, Friday the 12th at 6:30PM, the second demonstration against the unlawful arrest of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko will be happening at the Ukrainian consulate at 2275 Lakeshore Blvd West. The group is organizing the event and possibly more on their Facebook page.

The arrest was recently condemned by our own Canadian government with a statement from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird:

Canada is concerned by the apparently politically motivated persecution, and now arrest, of Yulia Tymoshenko.

The appearance of political bias in judicial proceedings undermines the rule of law. Canada urges the Ukrainian government to strengthen judiciary independence and continues to support efforts to build a peaceful, democratic and prosperous society in Ukraine.

The weekly Ukrainian show Kontakt has put up coverage of the first demonstration on YouTube:

Thanks to this week’s ePoshta newsletter for providing coverage of this event.

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