Temporary investigative Commission of the Verkhovna Rada, which is investigating the murder of Kherson official and activist Catherine Gandzyuk and attacks on other obstvennik leaders will recommend their lawyers and the Prosecutor General to apply to the state Bureau of investigation. About this Facebook said the Chairman of the Commission, non-faction people’s Deputy Borislav Birch after the final meeting on 23 may.
He said that today the work of the Commission was attended by all MPs, but was attended by Viktor Gandzyuk, father of the murdered activist.
According to Birch, the FAC came to the conclusion that the justification to reclassify the criminal proceedings against the suspects in the case Gandzyuk “doubt,” as there were convincing arguments from law enforcement on this issue.
“In addition, the concern is that we still have not received the documents and information about the official investigations into the actions of law enforcement officers in the cases related to the murder Gandzyuk. And we can’t understand, why hide them from us. According to what we have heard today, in your report, we will recommend the defense and the GPU and refer to the RRT on the provision of conclusions about the actions and inaction of law enforcement. More anything I can not tell, because, like all other members of the FAC, gave a subscription about nondisclosure of materials of business”, – the Deputy wrote.
He added that the results of the work of the Commission will prepare a report which will present to Parliament from 4 to 7 June.
Birch also told reporters after the meeting that they were invited to a meeting of heads of law enforcement agencies ignored it, writes “UKRINFORM”.
“Almost the first time came almost all the heads of law enforcement agencies not the interior Minister [Arsen] Avakov, came the head of the Prosecutor General’s office Yuriy Lutsenko, was Chairman of SBU Vasily Gritsak, came and the head of the investigation Department… the Only – came to [the head of the national police] Sergey Knyazev, for which many thanks to him. He answered the questions that were, and then left, I can understand,” – said the Deputy.
A Commission to investigate attacks on activists, Parliament created 6 November 2018, it was headed by Birch.
On 20 November, the Commission identified a list of things to do. The case of the Kiev activist Valentina Makarova (pretty beat up in July 2015); the Odessa activists Vitaly Ustimenko Oleg Mikhailik Sergey Sternenko (they were attacked at different times during 2018, including with a firearm); the case of the former head of the faction “Block of Petro Poroshenko “Solidarity” in the city Council Sergey Samara (he was killed in November 2017); Gandzyuk and a veteran of the anti-terrorist operation Vitaly Oleshko (call Oleshko – Sarmat, he was shot in July 2018 in Berdyansk); the case of activist Nicholas Bychko (he was found hanged in June 2018 in the woods near Chugueva).
28 Feb 2019 Parliament extended the Commission for three months.
Gandzyuk poured sulfuric acid on the morning of 31 July 2018 near the entrance of her home in Kherson. She received chemical burns over 30% of the body acid got on the back, head, arm, and eyes. 4 Nov activist died.
On suspicion in murder have arrested Igor Pavlovsky, as well as participants of the ATO Turbine, Vladimir Vasyanovych, Vyacheslav Vishnevsky, Viktor Gorbunov Nikita and Grabchuk. The latter, according to investigators, the activist doused with acid. Another suspect, Alex Levin, arrested in absentia, according to preliminary information, he is hiding in the Dominican Republic. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko called him a key defendant in the case.
According to the scheme, which was demonstrated on 11 February, the Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, the head of the Kherson regional Council Vladislav Munger ordered and partially paid for the attack on Gandzyuk.
In early April the Prosecutor’s office reported that Torbino, Wisniewski, Gorbunov, Vasyanovych and Grabchuk changed suspicion of involvement in the murder for the intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm. These persons pleaded guilty, told in GPU. Pavlovsky is not now charged with the murder and concealment of a crime that provides for more lenient punishment.
In April it became known that the GPU changed to the Manger of suspicion of ordering the murder for ordering the beating. The official is at large.
The Shevchenkovsky district court of Kiev on 20 may arrested in absentia Levin.