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 Memory of Gongadze honored on Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti 16 years after his disappearance. PHOTOS

Concerned citizens, human rights activists and journalists held a memorial event to honor and remember Heorhii Gongadze on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv today.

Correspondent for Censor.NET reports from the event.

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Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, ex-MP Mykhailo Volynets

Read more: "Kuchma should ask for forgiveness from me and my children, sitting in the dock," - Myroslava Gongadze

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Ukrainian lawmaker Serhii Leshchenko and Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Chairman Mykhailo Volynets

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Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov

Read more: "Pukach may be released under Savchenko law," - lawyer

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Photos by Natalia Sharomova, Censor.NET.

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.

Read more: "Conclusions made, i's dotted, everyone understands who is who," - Myroslava Gongadze on scandal with Serhii Leshchenko

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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