Advisor of Kharkiv Mayor Kateryna Handziuk was buried today in Heolohiv, Kherson region, as Kherson Daily reports. The public activist passed away at the age of 34 because of injuries sustained during the attack this summer.
Handziuk was buried in a sector for the participants of the Anti-terrorist operation. Some of the people, who came to pay last tribute to Handziuk, lighted the flares.
Before that, a mourning ceremony for Handziuk was held in Kherson Youth Palace.
The civil activist and counselor to Kherson city mayor, a devoted fighter against corruption in the government, Handziuk suffered an acid attack in July when a man poured some sulfuric acid on her head and neck. The woman sustained heavy burns, with almost 40 percent of the skin taking damage; she survived the initial assault but died at a hospital on November 4, due to multi-organ failure and consequences of severe burns.
The law enforcers immediately started an investigation. Five suspects in the attack were detained; all but one pleaded guilty, facing from 10 to 15 years in prison. The remaining suspect refuses to reveal the name of the assassin's paymaster and thus might face the life sentence.