Handziuk case: Ukrainian MP claims eight suspects

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of the involvants is on the run in the Dominican Republic, according to Ukraine's State Security Service
13:19, 1 March 2019

Ukrainian MP Anton Herashchenko
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Eight people were served with charges in the case of Kateryna Handziuk’s murder, as the Ukrainian MP Anton Herashchenko said on air of 112 Ukraine.

“As any Ukrainian citizen, I would like all the involvants in the crimes to be punished. For today, charges were served on eight people involved in the case of murder of Kateryna Handziuk, one of them is Manger (the Head of Kherson Regional Council, - ed.). Five direct executors were indicted, one person is on the run near the Dominican Republic, according to SBU (Security Service of Ukraine, - ed.). Sooner or later, he will be found,” he stated.

Herashchenko also said that an objective inquiry is rather important.

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“It is very important that people whose guilt is based on facts and evidence are brought to justice, as the experience of the Prosecutor General Lutsenko shows that when Yanukovych was in power, he was arrested and convicted without any evidence,” the MP stated.

Kateryna Handziuk was known for her activity in fighting corruption in the local government in Kherson. On November 4, it became known that she deceased at age of 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July 2018. According to preliminary information, her death was caused by blood clot's detachment, multiple organ failure, and chemical burns.

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In February,  the investigation into Handziuk's death led to a possible organizer of the murder. The suspect is Vladyslav Manger, the head of Kherson regional council. On February 11, Manger was served with charge papers in Handziuk’s murder. In his turn, Manger said that he would not escape from the country due to suspicion of organizing the murder of Handziuk.

The court ruled to arrest Manger until March 3 with the possibility of bail. However, later lawyer Dmitry Ilchenko has posted a bail for his client. On February 19, Vladyslav Manger started to wear the digital bracelet.
Related: Handziuk case: Suspect wears ankle monitor, - National Police
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