In Kiev, the initiative group “Who ordered Katya Gandzyuk?” organized a protest rally under the house of Attorney General Irina Venediktova against the decision to close the investigation into the case of the murdered activist.
The event was broadcast on the group’s Facebook page.
In particular, several dozen demonstrators installed a portable speaker and chanted “Venediktov, come!” under a house in central Kiev, where activists say the attorney general lives.
The event also brought together police officers and police officers from the dialogue.
In the end, the demonstrators painted on the sidewalk: “The murderer’s girlfriend lives here” and thanked everyone who joined the demonstration.
Earlier, a protest rally against the premature transfer to court of the murder of activist Yekaterina Gandzyuk took place under the walls of the office of the President of Ukraine.
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The demonstrators demanded the resignation of the Prosecutor General Venediktova. Activists were contacted by the press secretary to Ukrainian President Yulia Mendel and the prosecutor of the case, Andrei Senyuk. A little later, they were joined by Deputy Attorney General Alexei Simonenko.
There was a verbal skirmish between activists and representatives from the Attorney General’s Office. The demonstrators demanded that the names of the clients of the murder of Yekaterina Gandzyuk be announced.
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.
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Activists, in turn, said that the case of the organization of an attack on activist Yekaterina Gandzyuk had been referred to the court by law enforcement authorities, without carrying out any investigations.
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.
Five people were arrested on suspicion of being involved in his murder, and on November 12, 2018, it was learned that Igor Pavlovsky, the former assistant to the people’s deputy Nikolai Palamarchuk, was arrested.
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On February 11, 2019, the attorney general’s office announced to the chairman of Kherson regional council Vladislav Manger the suspicion of organizing the assassination 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, assistant consultant to the deputy of the Kherson regional council.
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