UKRAINE: SEEMO calls authorities in Kiev to investigate investigative journalist death

UKRAINE, UKRAINE, 02/02/2017, 15:54

SEEMO calls authorities in Kiev to investigate investigative journalist death

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemns the killing of Pavel Grigorievich Sheremet in Kiev, Ukraine, on 20 July.

Sheremet, Belarusian-born Russian journalist who had been living in Ukraine and worked for online news site Ukrainska Pravda, was killed in a car bomb explosion.

Sheremet was imprisoned in Belarus 1997. He received several awards for his work as a journalist.

‘SEEMO is shocked by the death of Pavel Sheremet, a talented reporter and investigative journalists. We urge authorities in Kiev to conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death, and to hold the responsible persons accountable’, said SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic.

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.

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