Former Ukrainian PM Tymoshenko refuses food over jail attack

The jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has gone on hunger strike after prison guards allegedly beat her.

Ms Tymoshenko, who suffers from a severe spinal condition and needs treatment, was taken to a clinic last Friday in the eastern city of Kharkiv where her prison is located, but was moved back to jail a day later after refusing treatment.

Her lawyer said prison officials kicked her in the stomach while taking her to the hospital by force.

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