Handziuk case: Some people do not want suspect Levin to be extradited from Bulgaria

Source : 112 Ukraine

They provided Oleksiy Levin with the lawyers
15:49, 29 January 2020


Particular people do not want the extradition of Oleksiy Levin, the suspect in the organization of murder of Kateryna Handziuk, and provided him with the lawyers, as Ukrainian News reported, citing Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Trepak.

“People who do not want the arrival of Levin, have already engaged in this process and provided him and lawyers with all necessary. They do not want him to be extradited,” he stated.

The deputy prosecutor did not announce the names of people who assisted Levin.

Related: Bulgaria’s Court arrested suspect in involvement in attack on Handziuk

He reported that if Levin agrees on the extradition on the simplified procedure then it will last for 30-40 days. In another case, it is hard to predict the time.

Trepak also noted that he does not know whether Levin appealed to the Bulgarian authorities with the request for political asylum.

On January 24, the law enforcers detained Oleksiy Levin in Bulgaria. Levin was arrested in absentia. The investigators consider him to be the organizer of the crime. 

Related: Suspect in organization of Handziuk’s murder Levin changed appearance

Levin was detained in Europe in August 2019, questioned on the polygraph and released. The Security Service of Ukraine could file the request on his extradition but did not do it.

On November 4, 2018, it became known that Kateryna Handziuk died at the age of 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July this year. According to preliminary information, her death was caused by blood clot's detachment. 

Besides, the doctors specified the cause of death; it was due to multiple organ failure and chemical burns.


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