Ryaboshapka about Handziuk murder: Huge problem observed in case, it was not investigated

The unit of prosecutors in the case of Handziuk was entirely changed
09:53, 6 November 2019

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka
Open source

Little progress is observed in the case of the murder of Kherson actvist Kateryna Handziuk due to the number of issues among the prosecutors. reported that citing Prosecutor General of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka.

It is reported that the unit of prosecutors in the case of Handziuk is entirely changed.

“We have changed the prosecutor’s unit. There is a huge problem in the case…They did not want to investigate it,” the official noted.

Answering the question of whether this fact is related to the involvement of the representatives of the law enforcement bodies in the case of Handziuk, Ryaboshapka said: “The environment, which existed at the moment of the commitment of the crime and investigation affected its results”.

Related: Handziuk case: EU reminds orderers still not punished

Earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced the possible involvement of police in departure of Olexiy Levin - organizer of attack on Ukrainian activist Kateryna Handziuk.

On November 4, 2018, it became known that Kateryna Handziuk died at the 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. 

Besides, the doctors specified the cause of death; it was due to multiple organ failure and chemical burns.

All the accused in case of Handziuk murder pleaded guilty. Later Pokrovsky district court in Dnipropetrovsk region has approved the agreements with the investigation team. Serhiy Torbin, Mykyta Hrabchuk, Viktor Horbunov, Vyacheslav Vyshnevsky, and Volodymyr Vasyanovych got their sentences. All were sentenced under the three articles of Criminal Code, namely 'deliberate grave bodily injury, planned and caused by the group of persons'. 


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