Six years on - who killed Gongadze?

NUJ GENERAL Secretary Jeremy Dear will lead a delegation to Ukraine's Embassy in London on Friday 15 September, seeking answers on the sixth anniversary of the killing of independent journalist Gyorgy Gongadze.

On 16 September 2000, 31-year-old journalist Georgy Gongadze, publisher of the Internet journal Ukrainska Pravda (, disappeared. He was later found headless in a ditch in a suburb of Kiev. He had been investigating corruption at the heart of Ukraine's government.

In the last year, the case has moved, painfully slowly, in three respects in the courts, at the general prosecutor's office and in the parliament. Details will follow.

For further information on the delegation contact Tim Lezard.

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