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Myroslava Gongadze appeals decision to quash charges against Kuchma

Ms Gongadze’s lawyer has lodged an appeal against the decision of the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv on 14 December which quashed the criminal proceedings against former Presidentt Kuchma in connection with Georgy Gongadze’s murder. | детальніше

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Prosecutor appeals quashing of Kuchma case

The Prosecutor General’s website reports that it has lodged an appeal against the ruling on 14 December 2012 which quashed the criminal proceedings against former Presidentt Kuchma in connection with the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze. | детальніше

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Ukraine’s Independent Media Union and Reporters without Borders condemn Kuchma court ruling

The Independent Media Union expresses outrage at how the authorities “cynically used the case of our murdered colleague Georgy Gongadze in their intrigues to achieve far from pure aims” and demands that the case continue | детальніше

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CPJ: Ukraine must prosecute Kuchma in Gongadze murder

The Committee to Protect Journalists.has called the 14 December “court ruling to scrap the case against former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma for allegedly ordering the 2000 murder of independent journalist Georgy Gongadze a blow to press freedom" | детальніше

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Gongadze’s Widow will appeal against quashed Kuchma prosecution

Lawyers representing Myroslava Gongadze will be appealing against the ruling by the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv on Wednesday which effectively stopped any prosecution of former President Kuchma on complicity in Georgy Gongadze’s murder | детальніше

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Gongadze Murder: Court revokes criminal charges against Kuchma

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv has ruled that the criminal proceedings initiated against former President Kuchma over alleged involvement in the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze were unfounded | детальніше

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Victim in Kuchma case walks out over judge

Oleksy Podolsky, victim in the criminal proceedings against former President Kuchma over the murder of Georgy Gongadze, is convinced that Judge Suprun has infringed his rights and is demonstrating bias in favour of one party – the accused | детальніше

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Kuchma: Criminal investigation resumed

The Prosecutor General’s Office has resumed the criminal investigation initiated against former President Leonid Kuchma over alleged involvement in the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze | детальніше

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Pukach Trial: Application to be made for judge’s withdrawal

The trial of former MIA General Oleksy Pukach who is charged in connection with the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze has been adjourned until Thursday at the request of Oleksy Podolsky who has learned of a court case giving, he and Valentina Telychenko consider, grounds for distrusting the presiding judge | детальніше

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Ivashchenko Trial: Witness retracts testimony

The prosecution of former Acting Minister of Defence in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government,, Valery Ivashchenko has not gained the same publicity as those of Tymoshenko and Yury Lutsenko, but remains of concern, especially since Mr Ivashchenko has been held in custody now since August 2010 | детальніше

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Gongadze Lawyer: Pukach trial again postponed

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv has adjourned hearings into the case against former MIA General Oleksy Pukach who is charged in connection with the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze in September 2000 | детальніше

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Impunity is a silent killer

On the first International Day against Impunity, ARTICLE 19 called on the authorities of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia to adopt all necessary political and legal measures to protect journalists and defend the right to freedom of expression, in accordance with their international obligations | детальніше

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23 November – Ukrainian Journalists take a stand against Impunity

On International Day against Impunity, Ukrainian journalists will be reminding the authorities of crimes against journalists which remained unsolved and therefore unpunished. | детальніше

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Trial begins over another death in police custody

Three police officers are on trial following the death of Yevhen Zvenigorodsky, left to die on a city square after an hour (at least) in a neighbouring police station. One of the accused is charged under Article 121 (torture) | детальніше

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Court issues arrest warrant for Mykola Melnychenko

Mykola Melnychenko became well-known because of the tapes he made while guard to President Leonid Kuchma, including conversations about journalist Georgy Gongadze shortly before his death by MIA officers | детальніше

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Key witness in trial over Ihor Indylo’s death in police custody clearly frightened

Sashko Khomenko “doesn’t remember” most things and is clearly scared. Ihor Indylo’s parents both had conversations with the young man who had known Ihor most of his life, and say that he told them the truth about who caused Ihor’s death | детальніше

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How the anbulance doctor left Ihor Indylo to die

More conflicting evidence in the examination into the death of Ihor Indylo, the young student who died of injuries he received in a Kyiv police cell in the earlier hours of what should have been his twentieth birthday | детальніше

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Police continue to deny any wrongdoing in death of Ihor Indylo

At the court hearing on Wednesday, the former Head of the Shevchenkivsky Police Station insisted that there had been nothing improper in Ihor’s detention, that he had been treated properly and that he simply died after “falling”. | детальніше

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Torment continues for Ihor Indylo’s Parents

Despite promises to Ihor Indylo’s mother that the whole truth would be uncovered about how her son died in police custody only hours after entering in perfectly good health, the Prosecutor is continuing to push a police version which seems at odds with the video footage we can all view | детальніше

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Prosecutor General criticizes Kyiv Prosecutor over leak of Indylo video footage

As reported, Oleksandr Zarutsky, the lawyer representing Ihor Indylo’s family has repeatedly asked - unsuccessfully - for the case to receive further examination. He and the family believe that the police story does not tally with the video footage | детальніше

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