Pavel Sheremet, Belarusian journalist, Died at 44

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Pavel Grigorievich Sheremet was born on November 28, 1971, and died on July 20, 2016.

He was a Belarusian journalist.

In 1997, Pavel was imprisoned by the government of Belarus , sparking an international incident between Belarus and Russia.

The New York Times has described him as “known for his crusading reports about political abuses in Belarus” and “a thorn in the side of Lukashenko’s autocratic government”.

Sheremet was awarded the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award in 1999 and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Prize for Journalism and Democracy in 2002.

He died in Kiev, in a car explosion.

Reportedly, the Ukraine Prosecutor’s Office have said the explosion was caused by a bomb and label the death of Sheremet a murder.

Pavel was married with two children, a son and a daughter.

Pavel Sheremet passed away at 44 years old.