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25.01.2013

Prosecutor again blocks further investigation into death of Ihor Indylo

The Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office informs that the criminal case into the death of Ihor Indylo, the young student who died in police custody in May 2010 has been sent for a new court examination, and not the further investigation consistently sought by Ihor’s family and civic groups | detail

Visits 1529
09.01.2013

Prosecutor General quashes indictment against Melnychenko

Not unexpectedly, the Prosecutor General’s Office has intervened and revoked the indictment for alleged divulgence of state secrets in the criminal case against former Kuchma Guard Mykola Melnychenko and "sent it for further examination" | detail

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27.12.2012

SBU draws up indictment against ex-Kuchma guard Melnychenko

With Kuchma unable to be prosecuted following a Constitutional Court judgement because the Melnychenko tapes are deemed inadmissible, Melnychenko himself is charged with divulging state secrets …. | detail

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04.12.2012

Melnychenko sues Myroslava Gongadze’s Lawyer

The source of tapes which seem to implicate Kuchma, Lytvyn and others in the murder of Georgy Gongadze is claiming that Valentina Telychenko’s statement that he refuses to answer questions about the tapes’ authenticity is defamatory | detail

Visits 1072
02.11.2012

Finding common cause from first online journalist murder

The first murder of an online journalist 12 years ago should alarm all reporters everywhere. And the threat of retaliation for critical work, the possibility of violence, and the likelihood of impunity should bring journalists of all kinds together, whether or not they work online | detail

Visits 2335
01.10.2012

Two months of dangerous inaction

Exactly 2 months have passed since Volodymyr Honcharenko, a prominent environmentalist from Dnipropetrovsk, was fatally injured in a brutal attack. . | detail

Visits 1753
26.09.2012

Committees vs. Compliance

Ukraine’s leaders’ faith in the power of committees is misguided. If they are still offered as a panacea for all Ukraine’s democratic aches and pains, then presumably those in the frontline of criticism have no other ammunition. Or hope they can make it to cover before being exposed. | detail

Visits 1838
26.09.2012

Why Do So Many Officials Die On Ukraine’s Roads?

When Roman Shubin, the deputy prosecutor of Vinnytska Oblast who had worked on the Gongadze case, and Yushchenko’s poisoning, died on September 23 in a car crash, some people immediately suspected foul play | detail

Visits 807
19.09.2012

The murder of Volodymyr Honcharenko, the information he exposed and the Aarhus Convention

The authorities have not only failed to investigate the hazardous chemical contamination which civic activist Volodymyr Honcharenko warned about 4 days before he was murdered, but have misled the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee leaving Ukrainian NGOs with no choice but to set the record straight | detail

Visits 2252
17.09.2012

16 September – In Memory of Gongadze and other slain journalists

On Sunday evening people gathered to remember Georgy Gongadze and other Ukrainian journalists killed. They lit candles which burned in boxes with the names of the journalists. These were burned at the end symbolizing a funeral pyre for freedom of speech in Ukraine. | detail

Visits 880
17.09.2012

The Blocking of the Gongadze Case fits into the scheme of things of the present regime

A few years ago the most striking illustration of the problems of Ukraine’s justice system was the Gongadze case however now there are a lot of other cases which also demonstrate a power elite controlling the justice system and the law enforcement | detail

Visits 1230
17.09.2012

Gongadze Case: Court should call back a number of witnesses

Valentina Telychenko, the lawyer representing Myroslava Gongadze, widow of the murdered journalist, is asking the court to bring back for further questioning a number of prosecution witnesses in the Pukach trial | detail

Visits 1172
23.08.2012

Publicly Dangerous Silence

It is terrifying – and unacceptable – to think that in today’s Ukraine those who expose inconvenient information of public importance can be killed. Please endorse the following appeal | detail

Visits 1775
23.08.2012

A Detective Story with a Difference

It is manifestly clear that any attempts to conceal information about the contaminated scrap metal that Volodymyr Honcharenko reported could adversely affect the investigation into the murder of this well-known civic and environmental activist. | detail

Visits 1711
18.08.2012

Infectious silence

The authorities have virtually not responded at all to the murder of the well-known Dnipropetrovsk environmentalist and civic activist Volodymyr Honcharenko. There were no words of sympathy, no promises to investigate the crime, bring those responsible to justice. | detail

Visits 1998
16.08.2012

Government must condemn killing of Volodymyr Honcharenko as crime against free expression

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Ukrainian government to publicly condemn the killing of environmental information activist, Volodymyr Honcharenko as a crime against free speech and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice via an independent and transparent process | detail

Visits 1931
13.08.2012

An Environmentalist’s Death

Disturbingly little is heard about Volodymyr Honcharenko’s murder and there are worrying signs that for whatever reasons not all those in authority appear to want the truth to come out and those responsible to be held to answer. | detail

Visits 1837
09.08.2012

Front Line Defenders call for proper investigation into Honcharenko murder

Front Line Defenders strongly condemns the killing of Volodymyr Honcharenko and believes that it is directly linked to his legitimate activities as an environmental rights defender, particularly in light of reports from his colleagues that he had been threatened before. | detail

Visits 1614
08.08.2012

On the murder of environmentalist Volodymyr Honcharenko

Environmental and human rights activists have responded to the murder of renowned environmentalist Volodymyr Honcharenko with sorrow and anger. They demand a full and objective investigation and that the government ensures that all civic activists are able to carry out their work freely and in safety. | detail

Visits 1612
07.08.2012

Melnychenko says he faces danger if returned to Ukraine

The court in Naples must now decide whether it is possible to extradite Melnychenko who now faces charges over the tapes which implicated Kuchma, Lytvyn and others in the murder of Gongadze | detail

Visits 961
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