Former president must be prosecuted in Gongadze murder, says CPJ
"Justice will not prevail until President Kuchma is held accountable, in a court of law, for allegedly ordering Gongadze's slaying," CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said. "Gongadze's family, the people of Ukraine, and the international community have been waiting for eleven years."
Kuchma was indicted in March on abuse-of-office charges. This indictment was based on secretly taped conversations between Kuchma and close aides. Ukraine's Constitutional Court ruled in October that evidence obtained through illegal means could not be used as basis for indictments, thus shielding the former president from prosecution.