Ukraine: Gongadze case finally goes to court

  • 2006-01-11
  • By RFE/RL
KIEV - The trial of three former Interior Ministry officers for their alleged roles in the 2000 killing of journalist Heorhiy Gongadze opened in a packed courtroom in the Ukrainian capital. The presiding judge, however, adjourned the proceedings until Jan. 23. Relatives of the slain journalist and their lawyers said they were "surprised" by Kiev Appeals Court Judge Iryna Grygoryeva's decision to adjourn the trial 's a move she announced after one of the defendants, former Interior Ministry officer Mykola Protasov, reportedly felt faint in the courtroom.Dozens of relatives, lawyers and prose...
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