Outrage in Ukraine over activist lawyer’s slaying
KIEV: The murder of a lawyer who helped convict her sister’s well-connected killer sparked public outrage in Ukraine Tuesday and a warning from the foreign minister that the slaying marked “a challenge to the state”.
Lawyer and activist Iryna Nozdrovska spent two years working on the case against Dmytro Rossoshansky — a Kiev judge’s nephew convicted of driving under the influence in the fatal September 2015 car crash.
Rossoshansky was jailed in June 2017 but immediately filed an appeal.
The high-profile case was seen a test of the Ukrainian justice system’s ability to fairly prosecute people with links to the upper echelons of …read more