: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Poroshenko honours judge who effectively sentenced renowned Ukrainian dissident to death

Valery Marchenko should have turned 70 this year, after a long life which he would have surely spent serving Ukraine. The renowned journalist, writer and human rights defender died in October 1984, just a few months after being sentenced to 10 years labour camp for so-called ‘anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda’. 33 years after the sentence and Marchenko’s death, in independent Ukraine,, the judge who passed sentence has been honoured with a state award. …read more

Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

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