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Veronika Cherkasova

Veronika Cherkasova was working for the independent trade unions' newspaper Solidarnost, having earlier written for the independent Belorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta and Belorusskaya Gazeta newspapers, was found stabbed to death in her apartment.

BELARUS

Cherkasova, 44, had a 15-year-old son.

Minsk prosecutors launched an investigation into the crime.