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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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