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
According to Valentina Telychenko, the lawyer representing Georgy’s widow, Myroslava Gongadze, during the interrogation, former MIA General Oleksy Pukach repeats phrases learned by heart and does not answer the prosecution’s questions
Dunja Mijatović said on Thursday that the Ukrainian and international media should have access to information about the ongoing trial related to the murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000.
CCTV footage shows student Ihor Indylo being brought into the Shevchenkivsky Police Station in May last year just hours before he died. He seems neither drunk, as the police have alleged, nor anything but a healthy young man who was to be turning 20 the next day
The trial has once again been postponed, on less than convincing grounds, of former MIA General and Head of the Department of Intelligence and Foreign Surveillance, Oleksy Pukach who is facing charges over the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze
Pechersky District Court decisions in the trial of Oleksy Pukach over the killing of Georgy Gongadze are not on open access. According to Ukrainian legislation only the protocols of court hearings into the Pukach case are classified as secret
Kyiv’s Desnyansky District Court resumed hearings into the death in custody of young student Ihor Indylo who died in May 2010 during the night of what should have been his 20th birthday. The new judge rejected the application from the Indylo family’s lawyer for additional investigation into the case
In Kharkiv the events marking the 11th anniversary of the journalist’s disappearance had particular immediacy given the events this week where three independent channels in Kharkiv – A/TVC, For a and ATN have had their broadcasting cut with no explanation
The widow of murdered journalist Georgy Gongadze says that she will as a matter of principle be applying to the European Court of Human Rights over the fact that the trial of Oleksy Pukach is taking place behind closed doors
The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the trial of former General Oleksy Pukach to be open to all. "It is outrageous that the public cannot follow proceedings in a trial that could determine the future of press freedom in Ukraine"
The trial of Oleksy Pukach, former MIA Head of Intelligence continued on Tuesday behind closed doors. Valentina Telychenko says Pukach did not deny his role in the murder but tried to imply he was saving the country from alleged plans for a coup
The lawyers representing Georgy Gongadze’s family had asked for the entire case to be returned since they “now effectively have Pukach accused of a motiveless crime which is, by definition, impossible. The motives should be established and proven”.
The court rejected the application from Ihor’s parents for an additional forensic examination and to review the CCTV footage from the police station where Ihor Indylo died during the night of what should have been his twentieth birthday.
Among the numerous infringements in the trial of Pukach are the classifying of the entire indictment as “State secret” and refusal to investigate the role of the former Minister of Internal Affairs, Kravchenko
The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the Pechersky District Court open to the public the ongoing trial against Oleksy Pukach charged with the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze in 2000 and expressed concern over the plan to close the investigation into the role of former Minister of Internal Affair Kravchenko
According to the lawyer representing Georgy Gongadze’s mother, Lesya Gongadze, it is not only the case material which has been classified as secret, but also the name of the murdered journalist, Pukach, former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Kravchenko and the very committing of the crime
Valentina Telychenko, the lawyer representing Myroslava Gongadze, has asked for an expert option to be obtained indicating the presence of State secrets in the indictment against former Police Colonel, Oleksy Pukach.
The court’s rejection of the call to place former Police Colonel Pukach in a normal SIZO or detention centre is seen by Andriy Fedur as a disturbing signal, and possible evidence of a deal brokered with the authorities. This was not the only appeal rejected