Minister: Tymoshenko's husband seeks Czech asylum

January 6, 2012 11:22

PRAGUE - The husband of Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has asked for asylum in the Czech Republic, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said on Friday, confirming earlier reports.

"During a break in the government meeting (on Wednesday) I asked the interior minister whether this was true ... and he said yes," Schwarzenberg told Czech Radio.

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