Dmytro Ilchenko, the lawyer of Chairman of Kherson Regional Council Vladyslav Manher who is suspected of ordering an assassination of local activist Kateryna Handziuk, has said the law enforcers removed an electronic tag from his client and returned his foreign passport on March 6.
According to the lawyer, the monitor was removed after Kyiv's Shevchenkivskyi district court had refused to extend the preventive measure. Ilchenko also said the lawyers were preparing an appeal against the court's decision to suspend Manher from the post of Kherson Regional Council chairman for one month.
"We have not filed a complaint yet. We have 14 days to appeal the court's decision," Ilchenko said.
Feb. 15, a court decided to arrest Manher until March 3, simultaneously setting UAH 2.5 million bail (about $92,000). Manher was released on bail on the same day. The Prosecutor General's Office appealed against the court's ruling. Since February 20, Manher has been wearing an electronic tag, restricted in his movement within Kherson city borders, requiring an SBU detective's permission to travel outside the city. On March 6, Kyiv's Shevchenkivskyi district court suspended Manher from the post of Kherson Regional Council chairman for one month.
As reported, Viktor Handziuk, the father of the murdered activist Kateryna Handziuk accused the Kherson Regional Council chairman Vladyslav Manher and Kherson Regional State Administration chairman 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.