“She was murdered!” Ukrainian civil activist who was investigating corrupt officials dies following acid attack

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Ukrainian activist Katerina Gandzyuk has died at a Kiev hospital, where she had been treated after surviving an acid attack this summer. A group of far-right veterans of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine are suspected of the attack. The exact causes of her death have not been established, yet Ukrainian law enforcement has already re-qualified the acid attack case as a “deliberate murder.” Ukrainian media in turn reports that she likely died due to a blood clot. Gandzyuk was a prominent “civil activist” with strong anti-Russian views, who took part in virtually all the unrest in the country over the past two decades – both in the so-called Orange Revolution in 2004 and the 2014 Maidan coup. The death of 33-year-old Gandzyuk prompted protests across the country, with activists taking to the streets, demanding justice and urging the authorities to investigate attacks on other activists. A candle-lit vigil was held in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kiev. The activists…

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