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

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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Interim Resolution regarding the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case of Gongadze against Ukraine

Committee of Ministers expresses concern over the failure in 7 years to find and punish those who ordered the killing of Georgy Gongadze | detail

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Conflicting interests

I would ask Yury Lutsenko and all those calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty to just type in the following words on Google: DNA, wrongful, prison. Or try torture and confession. You’ll read enough arguments to last a lifetime | detail

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Still looking?

The Deputy Prosecutor General rejects claims that his department is stalling the investigation and asserts that the problem is Mykola Melnychenko’s refusal to hand over the originals of his secret tapes of of Leonid Kuchma’s conversations. | detail

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UHHRU Open Letter: On proposals to reinstate the death penalty in Ukraine

On the recent response by Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko expressing support for reinstatement of the death penalty for particularly grave crimes against a person, on the Constitutional Court’s conclusion that the death penalty contravenes the Constitution, and on Ukraine’s European choice | detail

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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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