Supporters say father, son wrongly convicted of murder

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Nov. 26, 2012, 3:43 p.m. | Ukraine — by Mark Rachkevych

Hundreds of mostly football fans from in and outside Ukraine gathered at Kyiv's Shevchenko Park on Nov. 25 to call for the release of father and son, Dmytro and Serhiy Pavlychenko, who were convicted on Oct. 2 for murdering a judge in 2011, but whose supporters say are innocent and were wrongfully tried.
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Mark Rachkevych

Mark has been a reporter for the Kyiv Post since 2006, but joined full-time in 2009. A native Chicagoan where he was the co-founder of the now defunct Glasshouse Magazine, Mark currently is an editor of business news and still contributes stories on an ongoing basis. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, and fluent in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Some football fans in and out of Ukraine are calling for the release of imprisoned father and son, Dmytro and Serhiy Pavlychenko, who were convicted in the 2011 murder of a Kyiv judge who evicted the pair from their apartment.

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