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
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
Valentine Telychenko, lawyer representing Georgy Gongadzes 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
She said that the leader of the Socialist Party who has just claimed to have never accused Kuchma of being behind the journalists murder should present any new information he has to the investigators
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
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
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
Committee of Ministers expresses concern over the failure in 7 years to find and punish those who ordered the killing of Georgy Gongadze
24.04.08 | Halya Coynash
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. Youll read enough arguments to last a lifetime
The Deputy Prosecutor General rejects claims that his department is stalling the investigation and asserts that the problem is Mykola Melnychenkos refusal to hand over the originals of his secret tapes of of Leonid Kuchmas conversations.
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 Courts conclusion that the death penalty contravenes the Constitution, and on Ukraines European choice
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
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.
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 Ukraines post-independence history.
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
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
Sentences are likely to be passed in the next few days on those accused of killing the journalist, however Myroslava Gongadzes lawyer rrepeated again today that the investigation into those who ordered the killing remains blocked and is only formally being carried out
Georgy Gongadzes 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
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 defendants complaints of ill-health .
The lawyer representing Myroslava Gongadze sees no sign of efforts to find those who ordered the journalists murder