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Ukraine – Those behind Georgiy Gongadze’s murder still unpunished 10 years later

Reporters Without Borders is exasperated by the latest decisions in the investigation that is supposed to establish who was behind the September 2000 murder of Georgiy Gongadze , the editor of the independent online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda . From the outset the entire investigation seems to have been designed to avoid implicating senior officials and politicians, and now the focus is on putting all the blame on Yuriy Kravchenko, a former interior minister who died mysteriously in 2005, and Oleksiy Pukach, the former head of an interior ministry intelligence unit. The desire to protect the very senior political figures who probably gave the orders for Gongadze to be eliminated is reflected in the inconsistencies and contradictions in which the prosecutor-general in charge of the investigation is now getting bogged down.

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Russia: Khodorkovsky Sentence Spotlights Unfair Trial

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (New York) - The criminal sentence imposed on the former Yukos Oil company owner, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and his business partner, Platon

Khodorkovsky sentence shows rule of law lipstick on Putin pig

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED):

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Khodorkovsky/Lebedev Re-Conviction Highlights Russia’s Mis-Rule of Law

Freedom House: Freedom House today condemned the finding of a Moscow court that Russian businessmen Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev were guilty of charges that either duplicate

Belarus Election: Thousands Protest Flawed Election, Freedom House Says

Freedom House: Attempts today by Belarusian authorities to suppress voices of opposition during and after its election, including beating protestors and blocking access to independent media and

Putin’s Remarks on Khodorkovsky Show Blatant Disrespect for Rule of Law

Freedom House: Freedom House today renewed its deep concern about the fairness and impartiality of the pending court decision in the case of former Yukos head, Mikhail

Clinton on Third Anniversary of Death of Anna Politkovskaya

Comment by Free Media Online, Secretary of State Clinton's statement on the third anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya is a positive step on

Statement by Ambassador John Beyrle on the murder of Natalya Estemirova

July 16, 2009

Yesterday, Russia lost one of its most remarkable citizens, Natalya Estemirova. I was shocked and saddened to learn of her murder and my heart goes

Russia: Killing of Human Rights Activist Natalya Estemirova – U.S. State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly
Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
July 15, 2009

The United States is deeply saddened by reports of the abduction and murder of respected human rights

Press Freedom in Russia on Downward Slope, Report Says – U.S. State Department ( & Free Media Online Blog, May 12 , 2009, San

Committee to Protect Journalists: Getting Away With Murder 2009

CPJ’s Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free

New York, March 23, 2009 -- The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri

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