Head of National Police: FBI joins investigation into Sheremet’s murder

Source : 112 Ukraine

Khatia Dekanoidze says further information on the course of the investigation will be provided exlusively by law enforcers
20:26, 21 July 2016

‘The meeting with FBI representatives just finished. They will be helping in the investigation’, the Head of Ukraine’s national police posted at Facebook in the evening of July 21 (Interfax-Ukraine). 

Pavlo Sheremet was Ukrainian and Russian journalist of Belarusian origin. The 44-year-old is widely famous for his criticism of Russian and Belarusian leaders – Putin and Lukashenko, respectively. Sheremet was imprisoned by the government of Belarus in 1997, sparking an international incident between Belarus and Russia. The New York Times has described him as "known for his crusading reports about political abuses in Belarus" and "a thorn in the side of Lukashenko's autocratic government".He was awarded the Committee to Protect Journalists' International Press Freedom Award in 1999 and the OSCE Prize for Journalism and Democracy in 2002.

He was married with two children, a son and a daughter. He also had a son with Canadian photographer Heidi Hollinger.

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