Ukrainian activist killed by attack with acid

Kateryna Handziuk

Kateryna Handziuk

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The 33-year-old Ukrainian woman had been victim of an attack three months ago. She denounced corruption schemes, especially those of the local authorities

There are suspicions that certain Police members are responsible for the crime. Kateryna Handziuk, an anti-corruption and transparency activist, died after a three-month battle following injuries suffered due to an attack with acid. The Kherson mayor's political adviser, in southern Ukraine, was attacked on July 31 at her doorstep.

A person poured a bottle of sulfuric acid over her. As a result, 30% of her body was burned. After two days in intensive care in that city of 300 thousand inhabitants, she was eventually transferred to the capital, Kiev. In total, she underwent 11 surgical operations.

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