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Prosecutors suspect head of Kherson regional council in organization of Kateryna Hanzdiuk's murder

The Ukrainian activist and former advisor of Kherson mayor deceased in November after suffering extreme chemical burns
10:58, 11 February 2019

Kateryna Handziuk

Head of Kherson regional council Vladyslav Manger is now the suspect in organizing the murder of Kateryna Handziuk, the ex-counselor to Kherson mayor. Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine posted that on Facebook on February 11.

Related: Rally "Who ordered Handziuk?" held in Kyiv

Earlier, Ukraine’s Security Service put a crime boss Olexiy Levin (Moskalenko) on a wanted list under suspicion of organizing the murder of Kherson Mayor’s Advisor Kateryna Handziuk, as the Interior Ministry reported.

According to the list of wanted people, Levin is suspected under Article No. 115 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code (“Organization of ordered murder committed by a group of people with violence”). The court permitted to arrest the suspect.

Related: Contractor of Handziuk’s murder to be named when there’s enough evidence, - Lutsenko

Levin disappeared off the grid of the law enforcers on August 19, 2018.

Related: Grief used for political manipulations, - Kherson Administration Head on Handziuk's case

On November 4, it became known that Kateryna Handziuk died at age of 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July this year. According to preliminary information, her death was caused by blood clot's detachment.  

Related: Activist who helped to investigate Handziuk’s murder was beaten up in Kherson region

Besides, the doctors specified the cause for the death of Handziuk was specified. It was due to multiple organ failure and chemical burns.

Handiuk's murder evoked a huge public outrage, with people demanding to find the orderer of the murder of the reform-driven activist.

Related: Handziuk's murder: Security Service puts crime boss Levin on wanted list

Related: Contractor of Handziuk’s murder to be named when there’s enough evidence, - Lutsenko

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