22 Dec 2017 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 02 Apr 2015 Ukraine

Journalist Viacheslav Veremii Killed in Kyiv

Source of threatState
CategoryImpunity for murder
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
In February 2014, Viacheslav Veremii, a journalist for Vesti newspaper died of wounds he sustained in an attack allegedly perpetrated by the” titushki”, 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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