Cherkassy investigative journalist Vadym Komarov died
Photo credits: Vadym Komarov Facebook page Tonight, on June 20th, Vadym Komarov, Cherkassy investigative journalist, victim of brutal assault who stayed in coma, died. The lawyer Valery Makeyev informed of it on his page, as “Pro vse” online edition reported. “For 46 days, his body fought for life in this world, but the soul chose the kingdom of heaven and eternal peace. I express my sincere condolences to relatives and friends and to all those who speak well of Vadym. No killers, neither instigators of this murder have been found and punished, " Makeyev said. As IMI informed, on May 4th in Cherkassy, some unknown person beat Vadym Komarov, local journalist and video blogger, who investigated facts of corruption in municipal council, illegal real estate development and condition of penitentiary establishment. Komarov was sent to the hospital, he was in a critical condition, as he got an open cranio-cerebral trauma. The police initially instituted a criminal case under part 1 of article 121 ("Intentional grave bodily harm") of the Criminal Code. But then, the investigators re-qualified the criminal proceedings under articles 15 and 115 of the Criminal Code ("Murderous attempt"). On May 6, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir called for an effective investigation into the attack on journalist Vadym Komarov. On May 7, Reporters sans frontières, said they were appalled by the brutal attack and called on the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that this horrific attack did not go unpunished.”
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