Handzyuk case: person involved in murder was extradited to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Competent authorities of Bulgaria granted request of Office of the Prosecutor General for extradition
23:08, 16 March 2020


The suspect in organizing the murder of Kateryna Handzyuk, Oleksiy Levin, was brought to Ukraine from Bulgaria as part of a request for extradition, the SBU press center reported on Monday, March 16.

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“The plane with the suspect on board just arrived in Kiev. The employees of the National Bureau of Interpol in the prescribed manner have been delivered and handed over to the Security Service of Ukraine and the Office of the Attorney General. Upon arrival in Ukraine, Moskalenko (Levin) will be delivered to the place of temporary detention. In the near future the court must choose a preventive measure for him, "- said on Monday afternoon.

Earlier, the competent authorities of Bulgaria granted the request of the Office of the Attorney General for extradition of the said person.

"As promised, we are confidently moving to put an end to the case of Kateryna Handzyuk. For us, this is a matter of principle. And the extradition of the suspect will expedite the final investigation of her murder. We must show an example of this case - everyone who committed a crime is waiting for a fair punishment, "said the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov.

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According to the procedure, after the transfer of the suspect to Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, the necessary procedural actions will be taken to speed up the investigation of the crime and transfer indictments to the court against its participants.

As we reported before, law enforcers conducted ten searches among the defendants in the case of Kateryna Hanzdiuk, the Ukrainian activist who was killed in Kherson region in 2018. The media assume that Ihor Pavlovsky, the ex-assistant to a member of the Ukrainian parliament could belong to the group of attackers. He currently is in custody. Four defendants are now also charged with the illegal seizing of vehicles

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