This morning, officers of State Security Service of Ukraine detained Vladyslav Manger, the head of Kherson regional council, who is suspected of ordering and organizing an attack on Ukrainian journalist Kateryna Handziuk, in one of Kherson's hospitals. They are transporting him to a court hearing that will take place in Kyiv. This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General on Telegram.
"Pursuant to the decision of the investigating judge of the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv, on June 16, 2020, the Security Service of Ukraine detained, the head of Kherson Regional Council, a suspect in ordering and organizing an attack on Kateryna Handziuk," the statement said.
Now law enforcement officers are taking him to the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv, where the investigating judge will consider the request of the Office of Prosecutor General to remand him in custody without the possibility of bail.
As we reported earlier, the person of interest in the murder case of Kateryna Handziuk Vladyslav Manger filed the complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
“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,” Manger's lawyer Dmytro Ilchenko noted.