Lawyer of suspected organizer of Handziuk murder pays bail for his client's release

15:55, 15 February 2019
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Dmytro Ilchenko, one of the lawyers of Chairman of Kherson Regional Council Vladyslav Manger, who is suspected of organizing Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk's murder, has said he paid bail worth UAH 2.49 million, or US$91,981, for the release of his client.

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"If I had accepted help from everyone who wanted to help Vladyslav Manger, we would have already collected over two million dollars [rather than hryvnias]. I am grateful to everyone who wanted to help. But in the end, I've made up my mind to pay bail on my own," he wrote on Facebook.

"In this way, we will avoid new speculations from [Danylo] Dotsenko [Colonel, Head of the SBU's Department for the Protection of National Statehood] about the money. Now I am going to the treasury," he said.

Meanwhile, the lawyer posted a photocopy of a bank receipt with a stamp indicating the required amount of bail. The date on the document is 13:21 Kyiv time February 15.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky court ruled to arrest Chairman of Kherson Regional Council Vladyslav Manger, who is suspected of organizing Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk's murder, for 17 days with bail set at UAH 2.49 million, or US$91,981.

Manger in turn accuses Dotsenko of involvement in Handziuk's murder. Manger alleges the victim cooperated with the SBU, and the aim of the attack on Handziuk was to discredit the local police. The SBU Security Service of Ukraine said it would check Manger's allegations.

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