Gongadze trial hamstrung by prosecutor-general’s incompetence

first_img News News UkraineEurope – Central Asia to go further RSF_en The latest developments in the case contradict these optimistic statements, the organisation said. The impossibility of authenticating tapes made by ex president Leonid Kuchma’s then bodyguard Mykola Melnychenko, proving the implication of Kuchma and his interior minister Yuri Kravchenko, in the Gongadze murder, was preventing them being charged. “We do not unfortunately have the originals. Mykola Melnychenko has left Ukraine,” the prosecutor-general said.According to information Reporters Without Borders has obtained, Medvedenko is being accused of trying to influence the outcome of the Gongadze case and of lying about the attitude of Melnychenko, who is reportedly willing to testify.Follow the trial Organisation Reporters Without Borders called for prosecutor-general Oleksandr Medvedenko to be replaced by an independent figure after Gongadze trial hearings on 14 and 20 September cast fresh doubt on the will of the Ukrainian justice system to resolve the case. “His lack of determination to run this trial properly is doing serious harm to the investigation,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on the sixth anniversary of Gongadze’s disappearance on 14 September, “The name of Géorgiy Gongadze has become a symbol for Ukraine of political change and freedom of expression.” It was announced that an ad hoc committee will be set up to monitor the progress of investigations. Follow the news on Ukraine September 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gongadze trial hamstrung by prosecutor-general’s incompetence March 26, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority February 26, 2021 Find out more Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media UkraineEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Two Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seat

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsTwo Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seatBy Staff Reporter – March 11, 2016 752 Previous articleGardai investigating circumstances of fatal Limerick road traffic crashNext articleLimerick politician calls for Ministerial intervention over Dublin airport advertising blitz Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Facebook TAGSJohn SheahanKieran O’DonnelllimerickMaria ByrneSeanad WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Cllr Maria ByrneLIMERICK Fine Gael councillors Maria Byrne and John Sheahan are seeking election for Seanad seats it has emerged this week.Ms Byrne has been nominated for the Agricultural Panel by the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation, it is understood.Following the closure of nominations next week, the campaign will take nominees around the country to seek support.Familiar with running a Seanad seat campaign, Cllr Byrne narrowly missed out on a 2007 seat when she lost by a single vote.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, the Fine gael cllr did not seek the nomination as she was the sitting Mayor for Limerick.A notice posted on the gates of Leinster House as the 32nd Dail sat for its first session revealed that Cllr John Sheahan was seeking also Seanad seat.In 2011, the Newcastle West councillor contested both the General Election for the newly-formed North Kerry Limerick West constituency, where he polled more than 6,200 first preferences, as well as the Seanad election.Voting is by postal ballot and the count will take place at the end of April.Former Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell who was defeated in the most recent General Election was this week put forward by the Limerick branch for consideration at a national committee meeting after all nominations are [email protected] Print Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more