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Trial for the Murder of the Ukrainian Journalist Gongadze

28.04.2011

Georgiy Gongadze, an investigative journalist, creator of the site "Ukrainian Pravda, known for its publications about high level corruption, was Kidnapped and murdered in the autumn of 2000 by the Ukrainian secret police.

Finally in april 2011 the trial against one of his executors began. Oleksiy Pukach, who confessed to be directly responsible for the victim's death, is now brought to justice. The Former interior minister Yurij Kravchenko, suspected to be among the hig-ranking conspirators, was shot dead in 2005, just before testifying in the case. The former president Leonid Kuchma will face only charges with "abuse of power" over the Gongadze case.

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