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Gandziuk’s murder: Manger will remain in custody until September 11

Informs about it hromadske with reference to the prosecutor in the case of Andriy Sinyuk.

«The court continued to detain until September 11 the suspected customer of the attack on the adviser to the mayor of Kherson Kateryna Gandziuk — the chairman of the Kherson regional council Vladislav Manger,» the statement said.

It is noted that, according to Sinyuk, Manger will be in the temporary detention center of the Security Service of Ukraine.

As reported, on July 31, 2018, activist Kateryna Gandziuk was doused with sulfuric acid near the entrance to her house in Kherson. The burns affected 40% of the woman’s body. She underwent several surgeries, but died on November 4 of that year.

On February 11, 2019, the Prosecutor General’s Office announced to the chairman of the Kherson regional council Vladislav Manger suspicion of organizing Gandziuk’s murder. The court chose a measure of restraint in the form of detention with the possibility of bail in the amount of 2 million 497 thousand 300 hryvnias, which was paid.

On June 6, 2019, five direct perpetrators of the attack were sentenced to 3 to 6.5 years in prison.

On April 27 this year, the Office of the Prosecutor General and the Security Service of Ukraine announced the completion of the investigation into the case of the attack on Gandziuk. At the same time, activists said they considered it premature to take Gandziuk’s case to court. According to them, law enforcement officers did not complete all investigative actions.

On June 11, Manger was handed a decision to reopen the pre-trial investigation, as well as a motion to remand in custody.

On June 19, Kyiv’s Pechersk District Court arrested Manger until July 28 without bail.


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