Pavel Sheremet

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Doubts over investigation plague Pavel Sheremet trial as Ukraine journalists cite continued fear

The trial of three people charged for the 2016 killing of Pavel Sheremet is set to begin before year’s end, but friends and colleagues of the journalist wonder if the right people are facing justice. It has been more than four years and two months since a powerful car bomb killed journalist Pavel Sheremet in…

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko salutes during a military parade in Minsk, Belarus, on July 3, 2018. Journalist Dzmitry Halko was scheduled to go on trial July 10 in Minsk. (Sergei Gapon/Pool via Reuters)

Belarusian journalist to go on trial

Kiev, July 6, 2018–Belarusian authorities should immediately release journalist Dzmitry Halko and drop all the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Halko, also known as Dmitry Galko, is scheduled to be tried by a Minsk court on July 10 on charges of assaulting a police officer at his Minsk apartment last…

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Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko, left, visits the office of the Crimean Tatar channel, ATR, in Kiev, Ukraine on May 31, 2018. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

‘I don’t feel safe now’: Journalists in Ukraine anxious after Babchenko operation

In the week since the Ukrainian security service, the SBU, staged the assassination of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, little if any dust stirred up by the elaborate and controversial operation–ostensibly carried out to foil a Russian plot to kill him–has settled.

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Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported killed in the Ukrainian capital on May 29, 2018, speaks during a Ukrainian state security service press briefing in Kiev on May 30, 2018, where authorities announced the staging of his assassination. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

UPDATE: Russian journalist Babchenko’s assassination was staged

New York, May 30, 2018– Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had been reported shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital yesterday, has appeared alive at a televised news conference in Kiev. Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, said the agency faked Babchenko’s death to catch those who were trying to kill him. “We…

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CPJ urges President Macron to champion the protection of journalists in France and around the world

CPJ calls on President Macron of France to continue to champion the protection of journalists and press freedom at home and around the world.

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, center, meets a CPJ delegation in Kiev in July to discuss the investigation into Pavel Sheremet's murder. (Press service of the Ukrainian president)

CPJ and rights groups call on President Poroshenko to prioritize Pavel Sheremet murder case

CPJ today joined seven other media rights organizations– all part of the Council of Europe’s Platform to protect journalism and promote the safety of journalists–in signing a joint letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The letter calls on the president to ensure an effective investigation into the murder of Pavel Sheremet, the prominent journalist murdered…

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Flowers and a portrait of Pavel Sheremet mark the site of the journalist's murder in Kiev, July 20, 2016. (Sergei Chusavkov/AP)

Ukraine police see journalism as motive in Pavel Sheremet’s murder

New York, February 8, 2017–Ukrainian investigators’ announcement today that they consider Pavel Sheremet’s journalism as the most likely motive in his July 2016 murder is a welcome step toward bringing his killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told journalists in Kiev that police believe Sheremet, who…

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Remembering Pavel Sheremet, IPFA honoree, friend to CPJ, and hard-nosed journalist

Pavel Sheremet, who died yesterday when a bomb blew up the car he was driving in Kiev, was a CPJ International Press Freedom awardee in 1998. At the awards ceremony in the glittery Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that November, Sheremet was a no show.

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Flowers and a portrait of Pavel Sheremet mark the site of the journalist's murder in Kiev, July 20, 2016. (Sergei Chusavkov/AP)

Journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in Ukraine car bombing

New York, July 20, 2016 — Ukrainian authorities must credibly investigate the murder of award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet and ensure all those responsible are swiftly brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Sherement, 44, was killed in Kiev today after an explosive device detonated under the car he was driving.

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Belarusian authorities strip Sheremet of citizenship

We issued the following statement after learning that Belarusian authorities have stripped Pavel Sheremet, a prominent journalist living in Russia, of his Belarusian citizenship. In an interview today for the independent news Web site Belarussky Partizan, Sheremet said he received a notice about this from the Belarusian embassy in Moscow. Sheremet said the notice did not…

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