General Prosecutors office acknowledged that Goncharov was murdered in the preliminary prison
According to the official conclusion of forensic expertise, death of Igor Goncharov, an ex-officer of the Directorate for Fighting the Organized Crime (DFOC), was caused by a spinal trauma. This information was communicated by Sergiy Rudenko, the head of the press-service of the General Prosecutors office, at a briefing. By his words, on 13 May the General Prosecutors office instituted the criminal case against the workers of preliminary prison No. 13 after the fact of misuse of powers, which resulted in Goncharovs death. Rudenko said that “any other reasons of Goncharovs death are not official”. It is known that the British newspaper “Independence” informed, with the reference to the results of the expertise, that Goncharov could die as a result of injection of a narcotic drug “Tiopental”. “People can say anything they want, but there are real facts”, said Rudenko.
We want to remind that Goncharov, who was accused by the General Prosecutors office in organization of the gang of militiamen-“turnskins”, perished in the preliminary prison on 1 August 2003. He managed to pass through his advocate a number of letters and appeals, in which he declared that the murder of Georgiy Gongadze had been committed by the gang of “Kisel” with participation of the DFOC officers by order of then Minister of Interior Yuri Kravchenko and President Leonid Kuchma.
21 June 2004