On December 22, the rally in the support of Andriy Antonenko, Yulia Kuzmenko and Yana Duhar, the suspects in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet, took place at Maidan Nezalezhnosti. 1,500 people participated in it as theBabel reported.
“Creative community of Ukraine, musicians, artists, public figures are outraged by this situation. We do not believe in the involvement of Andriy, Yulia and Yana in the murder of Pavlo Sheremet. We believe that there not enough evidence for the accusation and present evidence do not stand up to scrutiny. We see the political nature of this case and prosecution and pressure on the active part of the society. We demand fair, impartial justice in Ukraine,” the organizers of the event stated on Facebook.
About 20 Ukrainian bands and singers, as well as volunteers and lawyers, participated in the event.
As we reported National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They also notified on 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.
Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv in the morning of July 20, 2016. The car he was driving 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. The Ukrainian police qualified the explosion as intentional homicide. Then Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko assumed the murder could be the part of some ‘greater plan’, perhaps designed by the Kremlin. The key version of Sheremet’s murder was his professional activity.