Aide: Ukraine's Tymoshenko Released from Prison

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A spokeswoman for Yulia Tymoshenko said the former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition icon has been released from prison.

Aide: Ukraine's Tymoshenko Released from Prison

Natasha Lysova told AP that Tymoshenko was released from her prison in Kharkiv on Saturday. She did not have further details.

Tymoshenko is the arch-rival of President Viktor Yanukovych and her arrest in 2011 and conviction on charges of abuse of office were widely seen as a case of political revenge.

The claim of her release comes one day after the Ukrainian parliament voted to decriminalize the charge on which she was convicted.

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