Ukraine ex-PM's appeal trial put off until July 12
KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian court on Tuesday adjourned hearings to July 12 into former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal against the verdict and seven-year prison sentence handed down to her last October on abuse-of-office charges.
Judge Stanislav Mishchenko granted state prosecutors' motion requesting a medical examination of Tymoshenko to determine if she is fit to attend the hearings.
Tymoshenko, who has been moved from prison to a hospital to receive treatment for back trouble, chose not to attend Tuesday's hearings.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Louise Ireland)