Minimal support for reinstating the death penalty in Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada has not supported the Communist Party initiative to reintroduce the death penalty. The bill was rejected at its first reading, with only 49 votes in favour | detail

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Melnychenko suspending cooperation with the Prosecutor General

He is ceasing any cooperation until he meets PACE representatives in Strasbourg in April and says that this is connected with his wish for prominent cases to be uncovered as soon as possible. | detail

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Sentences in the Gongadze case: the end of the story?

Politicians can and will give each other guarantees to stay silent on certain issues which one feels happened with the Gongadze case. However the task facing society is to demand justice and a full investigation into all crimes, and especially the most prominent political killing in Ukraine’s post-independence history. | detail

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Вирок у справі Гонгадзе: остання крапка?

Політики можуть і даватимуть одне одному гарантії замовчування певних речей, як це, складається враження, і сталося зі справою Гонгадзе. Але завдання суспільства - вимагати справедливості і повного розслідування всіх злочинів. І особливо – найрезонанснішого політичного вбивства в історії незалежної України | detail

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Gongadze’s killers receive long sentences. And those who ordered his murder?

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has found three former police officers guilty of murdering the journalist Georgy Gongadze and imprisoned them for 12-13 years | detail

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Last hearing in the Gongadze case

Sentences are likely to be passed in the next few days on those accused of killing the journalist, however Myroslava Gongadze’s lawyer rrepeated again today that the investigation into those who ordered the killing remains blocked and is only formally being carried out | detail

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Lesya Gongadze: Try those who ordered my son’s death

Georgy Gongadze’s mother believes that the men presently on trial accused of killing her son are slaves of the system and had to carry out orders that came from above | detail

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For the (dismal) record

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has again adjourned its hearing into the Gongadze case, this time until 11 March. It is the third time that it has been forced to do so due to the same defendant’s complaints of ill-health . | detail

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“Mere pretence of an investigation into who ordered Gongadze’s killing

The lawyer representing Myroslava Gongadze sees no sign of efforts to find those who ordered the journalists’ murder | detail

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Prosecutor wants 12 to 14 years for those accused of killing Georgy Gongadze

The lawyer for the journalist’s widow will be seeking other sentences and believes one of the men to bear greater responsibility | detail

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Family of victim of a miscarriage of justice will receive compensation

All argument is over regarding the compensation of 2 million UAH awarded to the family of Svitlana Zaitseva who died of tuberculosis contracted while serving a sentence for a crime she did not commit | detail

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New charge against the defendants in the Gongadze case

Three men accused of killing the journalist Georgy Gongadze are facing a new charge of causing significant damage to the image of the country and its law enforcement agencies | detail

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Ukrainian women are drinking more and more, and men dying earlier

Average life expectancy for men in Ukraine is 12 years less than for women, and men in rural areas live on average 2 years less than their urban counterparts | detail

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Gongadze case yet again put on hold

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has postponed the hearings into the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze until 13 February 2008 due to the illness of one of defendant Mykola Protasov | detail

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The Gongadze Case: Yet another investigative experiment

The Prosecutor General does not explain what the first such experiment made almost six months ago failed to uncover | detail

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Family of wrongfully convicted mother awarded 2 million UAH

Svitlana Zaitseva died of tuberculosis contracted while imprisoned for a murder she did not commit. She had “confessed” to the crime during the criminal investigation, apparently under duress | detail

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Georgy Gongadze and other journalists remembered in Kyiv

For the third year in a row, a memorial action was held in Kyiv on 16 September, marking the day of Georgy Gongadze’s disappearance in 2000. It was once again an event organized not by political parties or civic organizations, but by ordinary individuals | detail

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Remembering Georgy Gongadze – events in Kyiv

At 19.00 on 16 September journalists, civic activists and other members of the public will gather on Maidan Nezalezhnosti to remember Georgy Gongadze and all journalists killed | detail

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Yet more delays in the Gongadze murder trial

The Prosecutor in the Georgy Gongadze case, where three men are charged with carrying out the murder, has asked the court to order medical assessments for the defendants. This could mean yet another adjournment of the trial | detail

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Ukrainians honoured as Righteous among the Nations

"He who saves one human being is as if he saves an entire world." Five families from the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhya and Kirovohrad regions have been recognized as “Righteous among the Nations”. | detail

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