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25.04.19 12:31

Manher served new notice of suspicion in Handziuk case

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) has issued a new notice of suspicion to Kherson regional council chairman Vladyslav Manher, who is a suspect in the murder of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk.

Manher served new notice of suspicion in Handziuk case

Censor.NET reports citing PGO Spokesman Andrii Lysenko post on Facebook.

"The pretrial investigation of Manger has changed the notice of suspicion to Part 3 of Article 27, Part 2 of Article 27, Part 2 of Article 121 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code, to him being the organizer of the crime committed by a group of persons by prior agreement. Suspicion was changed based on evidence and grounds available to the investigation," Lysenko said on Facebook on April 25.

Lysenko said that, based on new evidence, suspicion was also changed to Part 2 of Article 28, Part 2 of Article 121 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code of Ukraine to five more accused in this case - Vyacheslav Vishnevskyi, Viktor Horbunov, Volodymyr Vasyanovich, Mykyta Hrabchuk and Serhii Torbin. 

Kherson City Council executive officer, Kateryna Handziuk who tried to deal with local separatists and harshly criticized the authorities, namely the law enforcement officials, was doused with acid in Kherson early on July 31.

Aug. 2, she was urgently taken from Kherson to Kyiv by an air ambulance.

Aug. 3, the police detained a person suspected of perpetrating attack on the activist.

Nov. 4, Handziuk reportedly died of a blood clot in a Kyiv-based hospital after long treatment.

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