Investigation into Veranika Charkasava Case Suspended
The case was investigated by the prosecutor’s office until it was passed over to the Investigative Committee in 2012. The official representative of the agency Aliaksandr Herasimau replied in a phone call to BAJ chairperson that investigation into the case had been suspended because of failure to identify a suspect.
TV journalist and documentary film maker Leanid Mindlin is collecting materials for a documentary about Veranika, planning to make it by the 10th obit.
Uladzimir Mialeshka, the journalist’s stepfather:
“Two years after Veranika’s death, Anna Politkovskaya was murdered. There was an article in her computer similar to what Veranika sometimes said. “What have I done? I just wrote about what I knew and saw,” these were Anna’s words.” I write what I know,” Nika said. … A person cannot be killed for a profession, and we should not allow it. If we don’t forgive this, if we resist such intentions, such crimes will be fewer.”