Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

Gongadze family lawyer sees serious manipulation with Pukach testimony

Valentine Telychenko has become accustomed to distrusting the Prosecutor General. She has ample grounds for this since it is the Prosecutor General Office’s investigators who have for 9 years been unsuccessfully investigating Georgy Gongadze’s murder | detail

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Prosecutor General asks US for forensic analysis in Gongadze case

Ukrainian experts confirmed yesterday that the DNA of skull remnants matched that of Georgy Gongadze, abducted in 2000. However Myroslava Gongadze is insisting that the forensic analysis be carried out by a forensic institute in the USA | detail

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No changes planned to Gongadze case investigation team

The Prosecutor General has decided not to change the team investigating the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze which had been demanded by Georgy’s widow, Myroslava Gongadze and her lawyer Valentina Telychenko. | detail

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Gongadze family lawyer unimpressed

Valentina Telychenko does not believe that the discovery of what may have been Georgy Gongadze’s skull cannot in itself move the case along, and fears that Pukach will give false testimony and mislead the investigators | detail

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Georgy’s case has influenced, continues and will continue to influence the Presidential elections

An interview with Myroslava Gongadze, Georgy’s widow as to likely progress and conclusion of the investigation into the murder following the arrest of former Police Colonel Oleksy Pukach | detail

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Will those who ordered Gongadze’s murder now be identified?

What impact on progress in the Gongadze case will the arrest of Oleksy Pukach have? What are the chances of uncovering who ordered the murder? Is this arrest now linked with somebody wishing to play the Gongadze card in the run up to the elections? | detail

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Key suspect in Gongadze murder detained

The Prosecutor General’s Office announced on Wednesday morning that former Police Colonel and Head of a Criminal Investigation Department Oleksy Pukach had been arrested in the Zhytomyr Region | detail

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Lesya Gongadze: Nobody wants the investigation complete

The mother of murdered journalist Georgy Gongadze believes that the Gongadze caser will not be solved since it is not in anybody’s interests to do so | detail

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PACE Co-rapporteur: “The authorities have not done all they could to solve the Gongadze case”

During her visit to Kyiv, PACE Co-rapporteur Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger spoke with a Deutsche Welle Ukrainian Service correspondent regarding the Gongadze case and changes to the Constitution. | detail

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Myroslava Gongadze scathing over lack of any progress in the Gongadze “investigation”

Myroslava Gongadze asserts that those in power are positively protecting the fourth man sought over her husband’s murder and that nothing is really being done to achieve progress | detail

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PACE wants action to bring to justice those who ordered murder of Georgiy Gongadze

The investigation into the murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze cannot be considered solved until the “instigators and organisers” are held to account in addition to the actual perpetrators of the crime | detail

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Victims of Dnipropetrovsk gas explosion outraged over amnesty

As a result of the amnesty, three men – the former director, his deputy and the chief engineer of Dniprohaz who were facing charges of professional negligence have been released without judicial examination and the claims for compensation also left | detail

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European Court finds Ukraine violated the right to life in its treatment of Olga Biliak

The Court found that the Ukrainian authorities had failed to provide adequate medical care during Olga Biliak’s pre-trial detention, and had not adequately investigated her death | detail

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Strasbourg finds violation of the right to life in the case of Muravskaya v. Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Ukraine breached Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The applicant, Ms Muravskaya was represented by Arkady Buschenko, KHPG lawyer and Chair of the UHHRU Board | detail

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Anniversary without burial or punishment

It is eight years today, 16 September, since Georgy Gongadze disappeared. Those who ordered the killing have not been brought to justice, and the victim has not been buried | detail

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Prosecutor General accused of simulating activity on Gongadze case

Valentine Telychenko, lawyer representing Georgy Gongadze’s widow, believes that the Prosecutor General is creating a show of carrying out an investigation into those who ordered and organized the killing of the journalist | detail

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Myroslava Gongadze calls on Moroz to talk to Prosecutor General

She said that the leader of the Socialist Party who has just claimed to have never accused Kuchma of being behind the journalist’s murder should present any new information he has to the investigators | detail

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International attention needed for high-profile criminal investigations going nowhere

KHPG Co-Chair Yevhen Zakharov echoes criticism from a PACE Co-Rapporteur of the Ukrainian authorities’ investigations into high-profile crimes and points to political pressure on the Prosecutor | detail

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Sentences against killers of Gongadze upheld

Three former police officers will serve lengthy terms of imprisonment for carrying out the murder. As stated repeatedly, however, there is absolutely no progress in bringing those who ordered the killing to justice | detail

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PACE committee suggests lines of enquiry for bringing to justice those who ordered murder of Georgiy Gongadze

The investigation into the murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze cannot be considered solved until the “instigators and organisers” are held to account in addition to the actual perpetrators of the crime | detail

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