Germany May Boycott Euro 2012 over Tymoshenko's Treatment
Pressure is mounting on the German government to boycott Euro 2012 matches in Ukraine this summer because of alleged mistreatment of the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
April 30, 2012
(BBC NEWS) LONDON - Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering such a boycott, the German news website Der Spiegel reports.
Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen said the government should stay away from Ukraine during the tournament. Ukraine is co-hosting it with Poland.
Ms Tymoshenko says she is very ill.
She is reported to be on hunger strike and on Friday images appeared showing bruises on her body, which she says prison guards inflicted. She is being held in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine.
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