Lawyer Nozdrovska's murder - challenge to state

2.01.2018 р., 15:15
Lawyer Nozdrovska's murder - challenge to state

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said he believes that the murder of lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska is a challenge to the state and a test for society in terms of protecting women activists.

Human rights activist and lawyer Nozdrovska disappeared at the end of 2017 and was found dead in a river in Vyshgorod district, Kyiv region, on January 1. Her body was sent to a forensic medical examination. The police have opened a criminal proceeding on counts of deliberate murder.

Vitaliy Serheyev, a former fiance of Nozdrovska, was interrogated as a witness as part of the investigation. According to him, he last saw Nozdrovska in August 2017.

Bloc of Petro Poroshenko MP Mustafa Nayyem said that it was about Nozdrovska, who for a long time sought a verdict for the murderer of her sister, Svitlana, who was killed in a road accident in September 2015.

In June last year, she managed to achieve justice. Rossoshansky was sentenced to seven years in prison. On December 27, the court heard an appeal. The court rejected an appeal lodged by the killer's lawyers, sent the case to a trial court and extended the defendant's arrest for 60 days.