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 Funeral of assassinated journalist Heorhii Gongadze to take place in Kyiv tomorrow, - lawyer

On Tuesday, March 22, the body of murdered Ukrainian journalist Heorhii Gongadze will be buried in the territory of Mykola Nabereznyi church in Kyiv.

Widow Myroslava's lawyer Valentyna Telychenko said, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"On March 22, Heorhii Gongadze will be buried in the territory of Mykola Nabereznyi church in Kyiv. The funeral service and lying in repose will start at around 12 p.m.," she told the news agency on Monday evening.

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As previously reported, journalist Heorhii Gongadze was killed in the fall of 2000. On March 15, 2008, the Kyiv Appeals Court declared three former officers of the Interior Ministry External Surveillance Department Valerii Kostenko, Mykola Protasov, and Oleksandr Popovych guilty of the murder. They were sentenced to 12 to 13 years in prison.

In January 2013, the court also sentenced former head of the External Surveillance Department Oleksii Pukach to life imprisonment for the murder of the journalist. Meanwhile, Gongadze's family still believes that real contractors remain at large.

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