In the indictment the prosecuting magistrate laid out the elements that, in his view, prove the accusation. He also requested a trial for the defendant’s direct superior. The sentence is scheduled for July 12th. This report by Giacomo Bertoni was compiled by Ossigeno per l’informazione in collaboration with La Provincia Pavese, the National Union of […]
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“He’s a war hero, he didn’t do it,” said the defence council Della Valle protesting against the prosecutor. The audience applauds. The president clears the room. This account by Giacomo Bertoni was produced by Ossigeno per l’informazione in collaboration with La Provincia Pavese, the National Union of Italian Reporters and the Order of Journalists of […]
said that the Ukrainian authorities have never delivered detailed reports on the investigation. According to the ballistic expert many elements are missing.
They fear retaliation or being arrested at the end of the hearing, even if the Court has ruled it out. Some of the witnesses are still soldiers engaged in war zones. This report by Giacomo Bertoni was produced by Ossigeno per l’informazione in collaboration with La Provincia Pavese, National Union of Italian Journalists and the […]
The man accused of the Italian photojournalist’s murder told the judges in Pavia that he was only to monitor the area and raise the alarm. This report by Giacomo Bertoni was prepared by Ossigeno for Information in collaboration with La Provincia Pavese, National Union of Italian Reporters, the Lombardy Order of Journalists in order to […]
The trial will resume on the 23rd November. In the meantime, Ukraine will be again notified of the request by the relatives of the Italian photo-journalist killed in Ukraine in 2014 for the trial details. There was tension outside the courtroom.
“We will appeal against the conviction of Vitaly Markiv because it is unfair and shameful”, said Arsen Avakov from Kiev.
Journalists going to war zones are collective witnesses that document the facts and stem the disproportionate and inhuman use of military force. Too often those who kill them go unpunished.
Over a year of court sessions – the opposing arguments – extenuating circumstances denied – the photojournalist’s family – the defence counsels.
For complicity in the murder of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli in the Ukrainian region of Donbass on May 24th 2014