Under the leadership of the President of Ukraine, a protest rally against the transfer to court of the murder of activist Yekaterina Gandzyuk is taking place.
Activists say the case is transferred without the testimony of the key person involved in the case, Alexei Levin, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
Demonstration against the referral of the Yekaterina Gandzyuk murder case / Photo: Gennady Minchenko. Ukrinform
“As far as we know, Manger and his lawyers have long agreed with Levin. We don’t understand what is of most financial interest – and Levin is not testifying. In other words, everything will stop when ordinary artists will sit or sit or organizers, “said a member of the initiative group” Who commissioned Katya Gandzyuk? “Roman Sinitsyn.
He noted that in the situation where the investigation was over, it was necessary to demand the resignation of the current attorney general Irina Venediktova, because “they are on the same side of the barricades”.
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Several dozen people joined the rally; In front of the building entrance, the activists displayed a large poster “See! When will Eat, Gordeev and Rishchuk sit down for the murder of Gandzyuk?”
“The investigation, the prosecution, does not act in the interest of the investigation. They have no purpose of supporting the prosecution in order to receive a finding of guilt, their objective is something else. And, unfortunately , that coincides very well with the will to defend Manger and Levina. The defense of Manger insisted repeatedly on the transfer of the business in the state. In principle, it is exactly what they have done now ” said Evgenia Zakrevskaya at the rally.
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A short while later, under the walls of the organized crime group, activists started fires and shouted “Venediktov’s resignation”, and also announced an action under the walls of Attorney General Venediktov’s house.
Activists were visited by press secretary to Ukrainian President Yulia Mendel and the case’s attorney, Andrei Senyuk.
As reported, on April 27, the Attorney General’s Office and the SBU announced the end of the investigation in the event of an attack on Gandzyuk.
Activist Yekaterina Gandzyuk on July 31, 2018, sprayed with sulfuric acid at the entrance of her house in Kherson. The burns affected 40% of the woman’s body. Gandzyuk underwent several operations, but died on November 4 of the same year.
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Five people were arrested on suspicion of being involved in his murder, and on November 12, 2018 it became known that Igor Pavlovsky, the former assistant to the people’s deputy Nikolai Palamarchuk, was arrested.
On February 11, 2019, the attorney general’s office announced to the chairman of Kherson regional council Vladislav Manger the suspicion of organizing the murder of Gandzyuk. The court chose a preventive measure in the form of detention, but he went on bail of 2 million 497 thousand 300 hryvnia.
On June 6, 2019, five direct perpetrators of the attack were sentenced to 3 to 6.5 years in prison.
In addition, in January this year in Bulgaria was arrested for organizing an attack on Gandzyuk Alexei Levin, deputy consultant to the deputy of the Kherson regional council.
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On March 16, Levin was extradited from Bulgaria to Ukraine.
According to investigators, Levin is a key figure connecting artists (the “Torbin group”) and clients of Gandzyuk’s attack. It is he who is suspected of having organized this crime, incited its implementation, providing in particular information on the place of residence of Gandzyuk.
In March, the court extended the investigation into the Levin case until July 29.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru