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Court relaxes house arrest for suspect in journalist's murder case

She will have to stay in Dnipropetrovsk Region.

Court relaxes house arrest for suspect in journalist's murder case
Photo: Mariya Lebedeva

Kyiv's Pecherskyy district court has changed 24-7 house arrest for night house arrest for Yana Duhar, who is suspected of involvement in the murder of Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet.

According to an LB.ua correspondent, she will have to stay in Hvardiyske, Dnipropetrovsk Region, where her military unit is located, to continue her service. Earlier, she lived in Kyiv.

The relaxed house arrest will stay in effect until 8 February.

Investigators suspect serviceman and rock singer Andriy Antonenko (Riffmaster) of organising the murder of Pavel Sheremet in July 2016. Police said he was fascinated by "ultranationalist ideas" and cultivated the "greatness of the Aryan race, division of society on ethnic grounds". According to police, the murder of Belarus-born Sheremet was to draw public attention to radical nationalist ideas.

Police also suspect him of involving volunteer medic and children's surgeion Yuliya Kuzmenko (Fox) and contract soldier Yana Duhar, as well as a number of unidentified persons, in his plan.

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