Aleksandr Gorobets has been restored as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper ‘Pravda Ukrainy’


The Shevchenko district court of Kyiv has restored Aleksandr Gorobets as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper ‘Pravda Ukrainy’ (‘The Truth of Ukraine’). Judge Irina Telnikova also decided to recompense the loss of salary equal to Hr 15,000 for the period from 11 December 1998. In May last year the Vatutin district court of Kyiv found A. Gorobets guilty of sexual molesting inside his office and condemned him to seven months of imprisonment. Yet, since during the crime investigation A. Gorobets was kept under arrest for 7 months and 24 days, he was freed in the courtroom. At the court session A. Gorobets’s advocate Oksana Utiralova proved the illegality of his disemployment. There were some discrepancies in dates and documents, but the main argument was provided by the defendant in his complaint directed from the Lukyanovskaya prison to the General Prosecutor Mikhail Potebeyko, where the claimant told that after the rape the victim ‘headed the search in the rapists’ office’. The innocent rapist, as the editor-in-chief, headed the campaign in protection of the ‘Gromada’ party and its leader Pavel Lazarenko.

By the way, today’s mass media declared that Pavel Lazarenko’s complicity in several murders has been finally proved.

Interfax, Ukraine

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