Kyiv protesters rally over murder of crusading lawyer Iryina Nozdrovska

2018/1/2 22:40:19

Protesters rallied in the Ukrainian capital after the body of lawyer Iryina Nozdrovska was found in a river. Nozdrovska had campaigned against the man who killed her sister. He is related to a prominent judge.

 


KYIV, Jan 2, 2018

 

Around 200 protesters gathered in front of the police headquarters in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Tuesday, demanding justice for the 38-year-old lawyer and activist Iryina Nozdrovska.

 

The activist had disappeared on December 29, and her body, reportedly showing knife wounds on her neck, was recovered from a river outside Kyiv yesterday.

 

Protesters blame the police for failing to protect Nozdrovska, who reportedly received threats over her high-profile campaign to convict her sister's killer.

 

"B******, you killed a person," some of the demonstrators shouted. Others called on officials to resign, according to the Ukrainian Strana.ua news site.

 

Kyiv police chief Dmyto Tsenov went out to protesters to assure them that an investigation was already in progress. He also urged the activists to form a special citizens' action group to monitor the investigation.

 

The US embassy in Kyiv also said it was "shocked and saddened" by the murder and urged justice.

 

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