Former Ukraine PM Arrested

    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a trial hearing at the Pecherskiy District Court in Kiev, Monday, July 11, 2011. The Ukrainian security service says it has opened a criminal investigation into the activities of an energy company once headed by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Tymoshenko, the country's top opposition leader, is already on trial on charges she abused her office in signing a natural gas import deal with Russia in 2009. Tymoshenko denies the accusations and says the trial is an attempt by President Viktor Yanukovych to bar her from politics.(AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a heroine of the country’s 2004 Orange Revolution, was arrested on Friday in the middle of her trial on charges of abuse of power. Tymoshenko, who became the country’s first female prime minister in 2005, was reportedly disruptive in court, refusing to stand up when addressing the judge, insulting him, and showing contempt to witnesses—including the country’s current prime minister. She’s accused of illegally brokering a gas deal with Russia in 2009.

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