New York, July 5, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, “Justice Denied: Ukraine comes up empty in probe of Pavel Sheremet’s murder,” at a press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, on July 12.
Nearly a year after prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed by a car bomb in Kiev, no one has been arrested or prosecuted, even though Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed a swift investigation. Ukrainian authorities offer no clear evidence to back their primary line of investigation of Russian involvement. This, coupled with errors including security footage being destroyed and delays in identifying and interviewing potential witnesses, suggests the need for an independent probe, the report finds.
WHAT: Release of “Justice denied: Ukraine comes up empty in probe of Pavel Sheremet’s murder”
WHEN: July 12, 2017; 11 a.m. EET (4 a.m. EDT)
WHERE: Ukrainian Crisis Media Center
2 Khreshchatyk Street
Kiev, Ukraine 01001
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Note to Editors:
Embargoed copies of the report in English, Russian, and Ukrainian are available upon request.