Eight years on - who killed Gongadze?

Photo ©</A> <B>Marc Vallée
NUJ General Secretary Jeremy Dear (second from left) and London Freelance Branch activist Simon Pirani (third) led a delegation to the Ukrainian Embassy on 16 September to mark the anniversary of the murder of Gyorgy Gongadze, publisher of the independent internet journal Ukrainska Pravda (www.pravda.com.ua) who disappeared on 16 September 2000 and whose headless body was later found in a ditch in Tarascha district, outside Kiev. Serhiy Obozov, district prosecutor, was convicted in May 2003 of abuse of office and falsification of evidence and others have been arrested for the actual killing - the NUJ still wants an investigation into evidence of involvement by Leonid Kuchma, the then president of Ukraine.

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