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06.08.2012

Hazardous Impunity

Public attention is needed to ensure that neither the murder of environmentalist Volodymyr Honcharenko, nor the terrible danger he exposed are quietly ignored | detail

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04.08.2012

Melnychenko, whose tapes implicate Kuchma over Gongadze murder, detained in Italy

News of Mykola Melnychenko’s detention comes just over a month after the High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases upheld the withdrawal of criminal charges against former President Kuchma over Georgy Gongadze’s murder | detail

Visits 1017
03.08.2012

Police name main “murder suspect” over Vasyl Klymentyev case

It is as yet difficult to see what has changed since March 2011, but according to a senior official in the Ministry of the Interior, investigators believe they have solved the disappearance – and murder – of Kharkvi journalist Vasyl Klymentyev | detail

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27.07.2012

Gongadze case: Pukach trial postponed till autumn

The next hearing in the trial of the former Police General Oleksy Pukach accused in connection with the murder of Georgy Gongadze in 2000 is scheduled for 4 September. | detail

Visits 1187
04.07.2012

Master-class in Distortion from the Police

Marina Hovorukhina from the Centre for Civil Liberties writes about the lessons in discrediting the victims provided by the Interior Ministry’s Public Liaison Department in their efforts to sway public opinion where the police have acted against the law | detail

Visits 1377
27.06.2012

Gongadze Murder: Withdrawal of charges against Kuchma upheld

On 26 June the High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases rejected the cassation appeal against the withdrawal of criminal charges against former President Kuchma in connection with Georgy Gongadze’s murder | detail

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01.06.2012

Cassation appeal against withdrawal of charges against Kuchma adjourned

The case was terminated after the Constitutional Court issued a judgement effectively making it impossible to use Mykola Melnychenko’s tapes as evidence | detail

Visits 1310
19.05.2012

Remembering Ihor Indylo – demands for a proper investigation

Human Rights groups have handed the Prosecutor General a list of very specific questions regarding the death in police custody in the early hours of 18 May 2010 of Ihor Indylo. | detail

Visits 1560
15.05.2012

Case over death of Ihor Indylo sent for further investigation

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has ordered further investigation in the criminal prosecution of two police officers charged of involvement in the death of Ihor Indylo in the Shevchenkivsky Police Station in Kyiv in May 2010. It has thus allowed the application from Ihor’s parents and the lawyer representing them | detail

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08.05.2012

Gongadze lawyer: Pukach ordered surveillance documents destroyed

This was apparently stated on Monday by a former employee of the relevant police department during the latest hearing into the case, all of which are being held behind closed doors | detail

Visits 1176
07.05.2012

No end to lies and subterfuge over Gongadze’s murder

In the still secret trial of former police general, Oleksy Pukach, the prosecution of refusing to call witnesses who could shed light on the motives for Gongadze’s murder in September 200 and the identity of those who ordered the killing | detail

Visits 1186
26.04.2012

Pukach changes testimony in Gongadze murder trial

Former Police General Oleksy Pukach who is charged over the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze in September 2000 is claiming to the court that “he was saving Ukraine from a dangerous spy who was threatening Ukraine’s statehood”. | detail

Visits 1311
09.04.2012

Three former police officers sentenced over death of Yevhen Zvenigorodsky

In March 2011 32-year-old Yevhen Zvenigorodsky was taken out of a Kharkiv police station and left to die on a city square | detail

Visits 931
27.03.2012

Eight men jailed over falsification of Alexandrov murder case

Eight people, four of them ex-police officers have been convicted of falsifying the material of the criminal case in which Yury Veredyuk was accused of murdering journalist Ihor Aleksandrov. AlAA | detail

Visits 655
23.03.2012

Examination of appeal over Indylo case verdicts deferred

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has posponed until 12 April the next hearing into the appeal against the verdicts handed down over the death of student Ihor Indylo in a police station | detail

Visits 1330
23.03.2012

Trial begins of police officers over death of Laslo Kolomparov

39-year-old Laslo Kolomparov died during the night of 15 January 2011after upposedly jumped out of a window of the Loziv Police Station. He had a closed head and skull injury, concussion, numerous rib fractures, an injury to the chest cage, a broken shoulder and burst liver and bladder. | detail

Visits 992
20.03.2012

Gongadze case: New excuse, same lack of transparency

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv has yet again refused to make the trial of former police general Oleksy Pukach charged over the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze open. | detail

Visits 1260
19.03.2012

Totally ignored

The authorities have simply ignored the vital questions raised by a number of journalist organizations regarding the Gongadze case. These are now to be sent as information requests in accordance with the Information Act | detail

Visits 1056
10.02.2012

Donbas Miners: Neither decent working conditions, nor a normal burial

Civic activists believe that the authorities, including the Mayor and Luhansk Regional Governor, Prystyuk are positively hampering any efforts to bring out the bodies of two miners killed in the latest tragedy at an illegal mine. Each body is more "trouble" for them, more undesirable evidence | detail

Visits 1508
10.02.2012

25-year-old dies following police interrogation

On 8 February in the Budyonovsk District Police Station in Donetsk a young man died after being “invited to the station” to give testimony in a criminal investigation regarding a robbery. | detail

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