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Ukraine: Anti-Corruption Activist Dies 3 Months After Acid Attack

HeadlineNov 06, 2018

In Ukraine, 33-year-old anti-corruption activist Kateryna Handziuk died Sunday from complications from wounds caused by an acid attack three months ago. Handziuk was a prominent anti-corruption advocate and political adviser who spoke out against corruption in law enforcement agencies and the police’s inaction in the face of increasing attacks on Ukrainian activists. Protesters gathered in five Ukrainian cities Sunday evening to call for justice and a transparent investigation into Handziuk’s killing. Five men have been detained, but no one has been publicly charged with ordering the attack. Human rights groups say that there have been more than 55 unsolved attacks on activists in Ukraine since the start of 2017.

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