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 Manher cannot be detained under law, he can only be invited to come to court voluntarily, - Lutsenko

Head of the Kherson Regional Council Vladyslav Manher, who has been served charge papers as suspect in arranging the murder of Kateryna Handziuk, cannot be detained under the law.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said this on Monday.

"Even in this situation, we do not have the right to detain him, we can only invite him to voluntarily come to the Pechersk [district] court," Lutsenko told reporters.

The prosecutor general also mentioned that in case Manher does not go to court voluntarily, Prosecutor’s Office will file a motion regarding his detention and mandative presence at a hearing.

"The situation is complex. Due to the amendments in the Criminal Procedure Code made at Yanukovych times, we have no right to detain Mr. Manher even after serving him the charge papers. We can only invite him to come to the Pechersk court for bail hearing," Lutsenko explained.

He said that the investigation had taken "all possible security measures under the current law and they are confident that Mr. Manher will come to the Pechersk court with his lawyers."

As reported, Viktor Handziuk, the father of the murdered activist Kateryna Handziuk, accused head of the Kherson Regional Council Vladyslav Manher and head of the Kherson Regional State Administration Andrii Hordieiev in close cooperation with the criminal authority Moskal, who is suspected of organizing the murder.

Kherson City Council executive officer, Kateryna Handziuk, who tried to deal with local separatists and harshly criticized the authorities, namely the law enforcement officials, was doused with acid in Kherson early on July 31.

Aug. 2, she was urgently taken from Kherson to Kyiv by an air ambulance.

Aug. 3, the police detained a person suspected of perpetrating attack on the activist.

Nov. 4, Handziuk reportedly died of a blood clot in a Kyiv-based hospital after long treatment.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3111032