Journalist Viacheslav Veremii Killed in Kyiv

Update: 22 Dec 2017 State replied
Year 02 Apr 2015 Country Ukraine Category D. Impunity Source of threat State Partner EFJ/IFJ Alert level Level 1
02 Apr 2015 Ukraine D. Impunity State EFJ/IFJ Level 1

In February 2014, Viacheslav Veremii, a journalist for Vesti newspaper died of wounds he sustained in an attack allegedly perpetrated by the” tityshki”, a group of youths suspected of working with the security forces under the former regime in Ukraine, according to the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine, an IFJ affiliate. The Union said that Veremii was shot and fatally wounded in the stomach. He was admitted to hospital on 18 February 2014 and later died.

Updates

22 Dec 2017 : On 22 December 2017 a district court in Kyiv convicted one of the main attackers and organizers of the assault on Vyacheslav Veremii and sentenced him on hooliganism charges to four years suspended sentence with a probation period of two years.

State replies

15 Feb 2017 : Reply from the Government of Ukraine
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