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

Prosecutor General’s investigators find Kravchenko ordered Gongadze’s killing

As the 10th anniversary of Georgy Gongadze’s disappearance approaches, Ukrainska Pravda reports that the Prosecutor General’s investigation is to find that General Oleksy Pukach received the order to kill Gongadze from the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yury Kravchenko | detail

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The Death in a Psychiatric Home they couldn’t hush up

43-year-old patient of the Novosavytsky Psychiatric Home, Yury Vovchenko, died during the night of 11 August, . He was buried, on the instructions of the orderlies, before morning, but the body was then exhumed | detail

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Lviv: 31-year-old dies after night in police custody

Mykhailo Stadnyk, 31, died after spending 12 hours in the district police station. There were 51 marks from blows on his body, with bruises even on his heels. The police claim that he hit his head when he fell. t | detail

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Police try to attribute death of student in their custody to childhood injuries

Ihor Indylo, a student who should have turned 20 the next day died in police custody in May. The investigators would now appear to be digging up all previous injuries to “explain” away his death | detail

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“Those who ordered Gongadze’s murder have every chance of escaping justice”

While no time bar applies to Pukach who was in hiding for at least 4 years, Valentina Telychenko, lawyer representing Myroslava Gongadze believes that those who ordered the killing have a good chance of not even being named | detail

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In Memory of Victims of Police Torture

In Kyiv on Friday morning, outside the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a Wall of Remembrance was erected in memory of those tortured to death by police. The organizers call on the MIA management to support the creation of effective mechanisms of public control over investigations into cases involving torture and ill-treatment | detail

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Wall of Remembrance for Victims of Police Torture

On Friday, 25 June, on the eve of International Day against Torture, a Wall of Remembrance will be erected outside the Ministry of Internal Affairs and 200 red carnations laid in memory of the number of victims of torture of whom human rights groups are aware. | detail

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Kyiv police officer wanted for allegedly beating a detainee to death

Not surprisingly since it has taken two prosecutor’s offices two years to investigate the death, the suspect now needs to be caught | detail

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Police in Luhansk threaten and try to detain protesters

On 10 June young Luhansk residents joined the nationwide protect “The Police will answer for murder” prompted by the death in police custody of student Ihor Indylo who was studying in Kyiv | detail

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Police put pressure on witnesses regarding the death of a student in police custody

Human rights organizations are demanding an open investigation into the death of student Ihor Indylo in a Kyiv police station and are sceptical of the measures thus far planned by the Ministry of Internal Affairs | detail

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Defend us from the defenders

The reaction of the Minister of Internal Affairs to the wave of protest over the death in police custody of Ihor Indylo, a young student, is disturbingly inadequate especially given the real problems which the police must address | detail

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Protest in Kyiv over death of student in police custody

Around 200 students and others held a demonstration outside the Shevchenkivsky Police Station demanding that those responsible for the death of a fellow student be brought to justice and for an end to the use of torture by the police | detail

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Criminal investigation initiated over death of student in police custody

Following wide publicity and entirely conflicting reports, the Shevchenkivsky District Prosecutor’s Office has initiated a criminal investigation against police officers over the death of a 19-year-old student in the Shevchenkivsky District Police Station | detail

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Student dies of head injuries in a Kyiv police station

A 19-year-old student has died in very worrying circumstances. The Kyiv Police Department has claimed that he died in the Shevchenkivsky District Police Station after falling in a drunken state. There are however conflicting stories | detail

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On 21 May 2010 Georgy Gongadze should have turned 41

Almost 10 years ago the journalist and founder of the Internet publication “Ukrainska Pravda” disappeared. Only those who actually carried out his killing have been brought to trial. Myroslava Gongadze has little faith in the investigation and is negative about freedom of speech in Ukraine | detail

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Tamara Chikunova: No more killing in the name of the law

Tamara Chikunova, founder of the Uzbek organization “Mothers against the Death Penalty and Torture” is travelling around different countries to inform people about the horrors of the authoritarian system in Uzbekistan and about lawlessness in the law enforcement agencies | detail

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Imitating investigation into Gongadze’s murder

Valentina Telychenko, the lawyer representing Georgy Gongadze’s widow is convinced that no expert assessment of the Melnychenko tapes will influence the course of the investigation since the recordings themselves were obtained by unlawful means and cannot be used as evidence in court | detail

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After Pukach’s arrest, the instigators are still untouched

The Gongadze Inquiry: An investigation into the failure of legal and judicial processes in the case of Georgy Gongadze | detail

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Joint Statement on Ninth Anniversary of Gyorgy Gongadze’s Death

It is now nine years since the murder of our colleague Gyorgy Gongadze on 16 September 2000, and on this occasion we once again call on the Ukrainian authorities to undertake a proper investigation of those who ordered the killing | detail

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In Memory of Journalists killed

On 16 September 2009 - the ninth anniversary of Georgy Gongadze’s disappearance, a memorial gathering will be held at 19.00 on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square | detail

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