Handziuk case: Ukraine asks Bulgaria to extradite suspect Levin

Source : 112 Ukraine

On January 24, the law enforcers detained Oleksiy Levin in Bulgaria
16:30, 27 January 2020


The Prosecutor General's Office filed to Bulgaria the materials on the extradition to Ukraine of Oleksiy Levin (Moskalenko), the suspect in the organization of the attack on activist Kateryna Handziuk, as Ukrainian News reported.

“The relevant documents were filed to the law enforcement bodies of Bulgaria,” the message said; it is noted that the Bulgarian side has not responded yet.

Besides, the issue of the extradition arrest of Levin should be decided.

Related: Ryaboshapka about Handziuk murder: Huge problem observed in case, it was not investigated

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. 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.

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 the departure of Oleksiy Levin - organizer of the attack on Ukrainian activist Kateryna Handziuk.

Related: Handziuk case: Suspect Manger files complaint to ECHR

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 the case of Handziuk murder pleaded guilty. Later Pokrovsky district court in the 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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