The Kyiv Court of appeals has removed from the courtroom for contempt of court journalist Oleksiy Podolsky, who appeared in the case of former interior Ministry General Oleksiy Pukach in the form of the victim, and postponed consideration of the complaint to a sentence Pukach at eleven. 00 Wednesday, reports.
The Kyiv Court of appeals considers the complaint of protection to the sentence Pukach convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the deprivation of life in September 2000 of journalist Georgy Gongadze.
the court notes that Podolsky will not be present at the examination of a complaint, as long as the parties involved in the process will not complete the presentation in Court of their motions. Then Podolsky will have the opportunity to participate in the consideration of the complaint.
for contempt of court of Appeal Court of Kyiv twice imposed a fine Podolsky for 1, 5 thousand UAH ($68).
The Pechersky district Court of Kiev on January 29, 2013 recognized Pukach guilty in the death of Gongadze and sentenced him to life imprisonment. In addition to the life sentence, the Court ordered Pukach 62, 5 thousand dollars in favor of the family devoid of the life of a journalist.
Gongadze in April, 2000, he founded the Internet-the edition " Ukrainian truth ", which very quickly criticized the policies of former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. A few months Gongadze reported the Prosecutor's office about the unknown threats to your own address. In September of the same year, the journalist disappeared, returning home from work. Two weeks later, his headless body found in Tarashcha forest Kyiv region.
A few years Pukach was hiding from law enforcement, but in 2009 he was placed behind bars. In the course of the investigation, the former head of the Department for external intelligence service of the Ministry of interior admitted that he personally strangled the journalist at the direction of then head of the Ministry of internal Affairs Yury Kravchenko. The court in its own sentence showed that Pukach committed the murder, wanting to move up the career ladder. Mention about custom-made character of murder in the sentence was not.
The main intrigue of the murder of Gongadze in that to it have the opportunity to be a part of the former Commissioners of the higher echelons of government. The media many times accused law enforcement agencies in the reluctance to investigate the case as establishing the customers of the murder. According to one version, so the government is trying to help high-ranking ex-officials to defend justice.
Podolsky, some time ago also abducted by Pukach, but escaped, sought a full review of sentence to ascertain customers of iniquity.