Kateryna Handziuk case: prosecutors suspect official of organizing murder

18:48, 11 February 2019

Vladyslav Manger, the Head of Kherson Regional Council is now the suspect in the high-profile case of the murder of Kateryna Handziuk. Manger is served with the charge papers in this case. The man denies all charges.

Kateryna Handziuk, the Ukrainian activist and ex-counselor to Kherson mayor suffered an attack with the use of sulphuric acid in July 2018. Seven months after that, she died at a hospital because of consequences of the attack.

Handiuk's murder evoked a huge public outrage, with people demanding to find the orderer of the murder of the activist who fought corruption in Ukraine.