banner1 banner1 banner1

30.01.2013

Svyatlana Zavadskaya: We'll learn the truth after change of power

11:14, — Politics

Svyatlana Zavadskaya: We'll learn the truth after change of power

The former wife of the disappeared Belarusian journalist thinks that trials, similar to those against Gongadze killers, will be held in the country in future.

I was looking forward to a court decision in Georgy Gongadze's case, Svyatlana Zavadskaya said in an interview with Radio Racyja.

I am happy it became possible in that country. Presidents changed Yushchenko, Yanukovych. But the case was brought to a logical end. However, Gongadze's relatives say that not all people guilty were punished. At least they have some success. I want this to be possible in our country too. Everything depends on the authorities. We will learn something when the power changes, she said.

Oleksiy Pukach, the commander of Ukrainian Interior Ministry's criminal investigation directorate, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze in 2000. The decision was taken by Kyiv's Pechersky District Court. Pukach said in his final statement that he would agree with the sentence only if former president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma and former speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Lytvyn also stood trial.

As revealed during the investigation, Georgy Gongadze was killed for his articles about corruption among country's top officials that he published on Ukrainska Pravda website, which he founded.

Criminal cases over disappearances of Belarusian politicians Yury Zakharanka, Viktar Hanchar, businessman Anatoly Krasouski and cameraman Dzmitry Zavadski are officially conducted, but they may be closed officially 15 years after the disappearances due to the expiry of the statute of limitations. The Belarusian authorities are suspected to have been involved in the disappearances.


Write your comment (0)


Export



Belarusian Weather Forecast

   27.11   28.11 
Brest +2
-1
+2
-1
Vicebsk  0
-3
 0
-3
Homel +4
-4
+4
-4
Hrodna   +1
-2
  +1
-2
Minsk  +1
-2
 +1
-2
Mahiliou +2
-4
+2
-4

Exchange Rates of the National Bank

27.11.1428.11.14
EUR13470,0013520,00
USD10800,0010800,00
RUB233,00227,00

Opinion


Shifts in market to shift power

Shifts in market to shift power

Ales Charniakovich

Youve taken the right way, comrades!

Youve taken the right way, comrades!

Valiantsin Stefanovich

Is it not the late 30s?

Is it not the late 30s?

Tatstsyana Novikava

In everyones memory

In everyones memory

Irina Khalip

Lukashenka is another Girkin

Lukashenka is another Girkin

Natallya Radzina



Yesterday's statistics:

unique visitors 340593
pageviews 1969992

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30

Old site version

Subscribe in English

Enter your email address: