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Journalist Sheremet murder case: Pretrial investigation extended for four months

Source : 112 Ukraine

There is a necessity of extra investigative actions, expert studies, particularly, investigative experiment and questionings
10:13, 4 February 2020

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The term of the pretrial investigation in the case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet is extended for four months, until April 2020, as Hromadske reported citing case’s prosecutor Serhiy Zuzak.

“It is too early to make a decision on the submission of the indictment to the court or stop of the proceeding,” Zuzak explained.

He specifies that there is a necessity of extra investigative actions, expert studies, particularly, investigative experiments and questionings.

Earlier, investigators in the case of the murder of reporter Pavlo Sheremet prepared a petition to the Office of Prosecutor General; in it, they ask the authority to prolong the pre-trial investigation for another four months, until June 2020.

Related: Sheremet case: State Bureau of Investigations not to look into falsification of evidence against Dugar  

On December 12, 2019, the National Police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They are also notified of suspicion.

Kyiv Pechersk District Court chose a preventive measure for Yulia Kuzmenko in the form of the detention for two months.

Pechersk district court of Kyiv chose the restrictive measure in the form of the 24-hour house arrest for military nurse Yana Duhar.

Andriy Antonenko was also arrested for two months.

Related: Sheremet case: Court changes restrictive measure for suspect Yana Duhar

Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv on the morning of July 20, 2016. His car exploded in the city’s downtown. The vehicle belonged to his civilian wife, Editor-in-Chief of Ukrainska Pravda outlet Olena Prytula; she was not in the car at the moment.

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