Court arrests suspect in Handziuk case, - Security Service Head

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is a former assistant of Mykola Palamchuk, the people’s deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc
18:05, 12 November 2018

Kateryna Handziuk
Kherson city hall

Court arrested suspect in Handziuk case Igor Pavlovsky, as Ukraine’s Security Service Head Vasyl Hrytsak said, 112 Ukraine broadcasted the event.

“One of the suspects in the case was detained. The court considered the preventive measure and chose to hold Mr. Pavlovsky in custody, if I am not mistaking, till December 3 this year,” Hrytsak said.

According to him, Pavlovsky was detained not in the capital, yet he was taken to Kyiv.

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SBU Head stressed that the materials of the case are not kept secret.

“The materials of the criminal case are not classified. The current legislation regulates the disclosure of these materials, which means, that the investigator or procedural head can provide permission for release of these materials. The case is not kept secret, don’t listen to anyone,” Hrytsak noted.

Related: Ukraine's activist Handziuk buried in Kherson region, - photos

It should be noted that on November 5, The Newsroom telegram channel published material “Black fog of Kateryna Handziuk”, according to which, Igor Pavlovsky might have passed the money to the suspect in an assassination attempt on Handziuk, Sergiy Torbin.

The publication became resonating, and on the next day, the people’s deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc, First Deputy Head of Verkhovna Rada committee on legislative support for law enforcement activities Mykola Palamchuk announced the resignation of his assistant Igor Pavlovsky. The people’s deputy noted that this way, he gave the assistant an opportunity to prove his position to the investigation.

Related: All 20 of inquiry lines of Ukrainian activist Handziuk murder to be considered, - Poroshenko

November 4, it became known that Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor, died aged 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July this year. According to preliminary information, the death was caused by thrombus detachment.

Besides, the official reason for the death of Handziuk was specified. It is multiple organ failure and chemical burns.

Related: Ukraine's Parliament invites law enforcement agencies leaders to report on Handziuk case

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed his condolences in accordance with the death of the adviser. He required the law enforcement bodies to do everything possible to find the murderers and punish them.

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