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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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