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One of instigators of attack against Vadym Komarov could be someone serving sentence in penitentiary

02.08.2019, 15:05
A convicted person who is serving sentence in the penitentiary # 62 in Cherkassy region,  would have been instigator of the murder of the journalist Vadym Komarov , as to the ruling of the Pridniprovsky district court in Cherkasy, according to Cherkasy edition 18000. The investigators found that while speaking to its inmates this person repeatedly was saying that Komarov’s articles on penitentiary were causing damage to his relations as a "underboss" with the administration of the correctional facility. He also said that "something must be done to prevent such articles from being published online anymore." The story signed by Vadym Komarov "Thieves’s den behind barbed wire?" on the correctional facility came out in mass media on May 1st, just  some days before the attack. The police investigators had asked to transfer that person to the Cherkasy detention center in order to make an additional investigation without the interference of employees of the penitentiary # 62. But the judge Nataliya Kondratskaya denied the request. The Cherkasy police has identified a person who eventually could have been involved in the murder of journalist Vadim Komarov. This is stated in the ruling of the Pridneprovsky district court of Cherkasy on July 10. According to a court ruling, on May 23, while executing search at the place of residence of that person, they found a hammer and an ax, which could have been used as instrument of crime. The molecular genetic examination is to verify whether these objects had blood and molecules and whether they coincided by its genetic signs with the genetic signs of the victim. IMI informed on June 20th, Vadym Komarov, Cherkassy investigative journalist, victim of brutal assault who stayed in coma, died. 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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