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04.10.2013

Death in Police Custody: Official and Unofficial Versions

Dmitry Pozdeev’s brief life ended on September 29, two days after being taken into police custody. He had been taking part in “investigative activities” when he died supposedly of an acute heart disorder | detail

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17.09.2013

Myroslava Gongadze: The Day that changed Ukraine

Those endeavouring to be bearers of truth, to uphold the honour of their profession and counter lawlessness must unite. Only by defending, supporting and inspiring one another can we force those in power to respect us | detail

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17.09.2013

Impunity Kills: 13 years since Gongadze’s murder

On 16 September 2013, the 13th anniversary of the disappearance – and killing – of journalist Georgy Gongadze, journalist NGOs reported a considerable increase in attacks on journalists and ongoing impunity both for those who ordered Gongadze’s killing, and those who assault and obstruct journalists | detail

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25.07.2013

Witness in Indylo death trial changes his story

Oleksandr Khomenko, the friend of the young student, Ihor Indylo who died in police custody in 2010 has always seemed terrified and unwilling to testify. His testimony is critical since he was with Ihor Indylo in the interview room of the police station on that last evening before the healthy young student died. | detail

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19.07.2013

Video coverage banned of court hearings into the death of Ihor Indylo

The Desnyansky District Court in Kyiv has (again) begun hearings over the death in May 2010 of Ihor Indylo in the Shevchenkivsk District Police Station in Kyiv | detail

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16.05.2013

Shameful ping-pong to block the truth in the Indylo case

On the eve of the third anniversary of Ihor Indylo’s death in police custody, the Prosecutor has again succeeded in blocking proper examination into the young student’s death | detail

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25.03.2013

Where are the killers of environmentalist Volodymyr Honcharenko?

Almost 8 months have passed since the murder of well-known Dnipropetrovsk environmentalist Volodymyr Honcharenko and there has been no progress in finding his killers. The dangerous scrap metal load he reported 4 days before his death has vanished, and the promised test results have not eventuated. | detail

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18.03.2013

Further investigation into Ihor Indylo’s death ordered … again

The Desnyansky District Court in Kyiv has once again ordered that the criminal case into the death of Ihor Indylo, the young student who died in police custody in the early hours of 18 May 2010 be passed to the Prosecutor’s Office for further investigation. | detail

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21.02.2013

Kuzmin strikes again

The First Deputy Prosecutor General has stated that the Prosecutor’s Office has sufficient evidence to prove that former President Leonid Kucham was involved in the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze | detail

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15.02.2013

Sentence on Gongadze killer Pukach appealed

Myroslava Gongadze’s appeal asserts that the pre-trial and court examinations were incomplete and failed to fully establish the motives for the killing. Pukach said in his final words that Kuchma and Lytvyn should have been on trial with him, but that the court hadn’t wanted to hear the truth | detail

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30.01.2013

Gongadze Case: Pukach says Kuchma and Lytvyn should be on trial

On Tuesday, former Police General Oleksy Pukach was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze. His final words to the court were that he would agree if Kuchma and Lytvyn were on trial with him. He had told everything, he said, but nobody in the court wanted to know | detail

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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 1597
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 1095
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

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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 1791
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 1911
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 819
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

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