SyuzhetyRassledovanie death into the death of Yuri Schekochihina04.04.2008Po Schekochihina criminal deloSledstvenny Committee at the Russian prosecutor's office closed the criminal investigation into the death of journalist, "Novaya Gazeta" and the State Duma deputy Yuri Schekochihina, reported Rosbalt. An investigation into the death Schekochihina, who died in 2003 of allergic syndrome, was resumed in 2007 at the request of members of "Novaya Gazeta". A criminal case into the death of the journalist brought in 2008 (under the heading "murder").
To close the case the investigating authorities have informed the relatives Schekochihina. Son of journalist Konstantin Schekochihin said investigators decided to discontinue the investigation because it had not seen the criminal background of the death of Yuri Schekochihina. "Case closed, because my father died of the syndrome Layella, but the disease is believed to UPC, can not be caused by artificial means", - said Konstantin Schekochihin. He noted that the conclusion of the investigators it seems "dubious" and that he would appeal the decision to close the case.
Yuri Schekochihin died on 3 July 2003 at the age of 54 years. The cause of death was described as a syndrome Layella - quite a rare allergic syndrome affecting the immune system and internal organs.
Colleagues journalist of the "Novaya Gazeta" not believe in the official version and demanded to reopen the investigation. Correspondents of "Novaya Gazeta", in particular, have suggested that Schekochihina can poison because of his journalistic investigations involving, among others, the smuggling of furniture, which then came to the realization in Moscow's shopping malls.