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RIA Novosti: Kuchma suspected of journalist murder

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March 22, 2011, 3:59 p.m. |

State prosecutor opened a criminal case against former president Leonid Kuchma for his suspected role in the murder of opposition journalist Georgiy Gongadze.

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Ukraine's state prosecutor opened a criminal case on Tuesday against former president Leonid Kuchma for his suspected role in the murder of opposition journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000. Georgiy Gongadze, who criticized Kuchma's leadership in the online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda, disappeared in Kiev on September 16, 2000. His decapitated body was found two months later in a wooded area near the capital. "Leonid Danilovich Kuchma is suspected of power abuse and giving illegal orders to the country's Interior Ministry's officials, which led to the murder of a journalist," first deputy prosecutor Renat Kuzmin said. Read more.
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Anonymous March 22, 2011, 5:02 p.m.    

Kuchma, as President, held complete immunity against any form of prosecution. The president is the only person who held absolute and absolute immunity. In order for him to be prosecuted he would still need to be impeached for his actions. As it stands he holds entitlement to the title of President for like unless he is impeached.

What was the role and involvement of v. Lytvyn is he not also implicated in a conspiracy to commit murder?

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