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US department of State pointed out lack of progress in probing of murder of Pavel Sheremet

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The US department of state pointed out there was no progress made within the probing into the murder of the prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet. Such conclusion was made in the report issued by the Bureau of democracy,human rights, and labor of the US department of state, as to Ukrayinska Pravda.

“Authorities made no arrests during the year in connection with the 2016 killing of prominent Belarusian-Russian journalist Pavel Sheremet”, the report said. “ On August 2, Sheremet’s widow filed a lawsuit against the prosecutor general, alleging inaction by his office on the case. Human rights and press freedom watchdog groups expressed concern about the lack of progress in the government’s investigation, suggesting high-level obstruction or investigatory incompetence as potential reasons. Independent journalistic investigations of the killing released in May 2017 uncovered significant evidence that investigators had apparently overlooked”.

IMI informed that Pavel Sheremet, a Belarusian-born Russian citizen who lately lived in Kyiv, was leaving the apartment and driving to the studio where he hosted a morning radio program when an improvised explosive device planted under his Subaru exploded at 7:45 a.m. on July 20, 2016.

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