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Human rights activist found dead in Kyiv region
16:36, 1 January 2018
Human rights activist found dead in Kyiv region

Relatives reported her disappearance on December 29. She investigated the death of her sister, who in September 2015 died in accident with car of Dmytro Rossoshansky, the nephew of a district judge, who was in a state of drug intoxication at the time of the accident.

16:36, 1 January 2018

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In one of the rivers of Kyiv region, law enforcement officers found the body of the human rights defender Iryna Nozdrovska, who disappeared three days ago. This was said to 112 Ukraine by the head of the trade union of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ilya Kyva.

As Kyva said, according to preliminary data, woman was thrown from the bridge into the river.

"Iryna was found two hours ago in the river in the Kyiv region. Investigative and operational activities are taking place, we were actively searching and today it was planned to search in the surrounding areas, but by that time National Police already had information about the location of the body, that it was thrown off a bridge into the river, or, most likely, she herself jumped. But in this case the main version is murder, connected with her human rights professional activity, "he said.

Law enforcers at the moment establish all the circumstances of what happened.

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"The investigation team is now working, things are being searched and new versions on this incident are being clarified. Relatives were notified of the body found, and she had an underage daughter," Kyva stated.

We remind, relatives of Iryna Nozdrovska reported her disappearance on December 29. She disappeared on the way from Kyiv in Vyshgorodska area. She investigated the death of her sister, who in September 2015 died in accident with car of Dmytro  Rossoshansky, the nephew of a district judge, who was in a state of drug intoxication at the time of the accident.

Two years after the accident, Iryna was able to obtain punishment for Rossoshansky. At the end of May 2017 the court sentenced him to 7 years in prison, but on December 27 he almost escaped from custody: in the Court of Appeal of the Kyiv region, the lawyer tried to appeal the verdict and bring his client under amnesty, using the violations committed by the court of first instance. As Irina's relatives said, she constantly received threats from Rossoshansky.

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