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Handziuk case: Suspect Manger files complaint to ECHR

Source : 112 Ukraine

The lawyers of Manger complained to the ECHR toward the refusal of the investigation to close the proceeding and pass the case to the court immediately
14:18, 22 January 2020

Vladyslav Manger
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Chairman of Kherson regional council and the person of interest in the murder case of Kateryna Handziuk Vladyslav Manger filed the complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) as Ukrinform reported citing his lawyer Dmytro Ilchenko.

“It is obvious that Ukraine got for the answer our appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which we filed last year. Finally, as I understand, it is communicated. Toward the fact that during a year a person is accused of a crime but the case is not passed to the court, no evidence provided,” Ilchenko noted.

The lawyers of Manger complained to the ECHR toward the refusal of the investigation to close the proceeding and pass the case to the court immediately.

Related: Handziuk case: EU reminds orderers still not punished

The defense of Manger ties the searches in Kherson on January 20 with the attempt to put pressure on witnesses and make them to provide false testimony against Manger. The lawyers will appeal the actions of the investigators in the court.

As we reported, the law enforcers detained Ihor Pavlovsky, the former assistant of lawmaker of previous convocations. He is the defendant in the case of Kateryna Handziuk on suspicion in the leading criminal organization.

Earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced the possible involvement of police in departure of Olexiy Levin - organizer of the attack on Ukrainian activist Kateryna Handziuk.

Related: Ukraine’s parliament creates temporary investigation commission of attacks on Handziuk, other public activists

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.

All the accused in case of Handziuk murder pleaded guilty. Later Pokrovsky district court in Dnipropetrovsk region has approved the agreements with the investigation team. Serhiy Torbin, Mykyta Hrabchuk, Viktor Horbunov, Vyacheslav Vyshnevsky, and Volodymyr Vasyanovych got their sentences. All were sentenced under the three articles of Criminal Code, namely 'deliberate grave bodily injury, planned and caused by the group of persons'. 

 

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