Mangera was asked to return to his post by the Deputies of the Regional Council.
On April 15, the Kiev Shevchenko district court refused to extend the dismissal of the Chairman of the Kherson Regional Council, who was suspected of organizing the assassination of Kateryna Handziuk. This was reported by «Hromadsky» TV-channel.
It is noted that the prosecution requested to continue the dismissal of Mangera for another 2 months, arguing that there are risks of pressure on potential witnesses and the need for interrogations and examinations. The defense, on the contrary, emphasized that the post of Chairman does not provide for influence on the Deputies, he only coordinates the organization of meetings.
The lawyers added to the materials a statement by the Deputies of the Regional Council demanding the return of Mangera to his post and noted that the prosecutors had a month to interrogate Mangera. Mangera himself supported his defenders and noted that he has no opportunity to influence the Deputies, and the testimonies of other suspects are contradictory. Mangera also declined to comment on the dismissal of the Chairman of the Kherson Regional State Administration Andrei Gordeyev and his deputy Yevhen Rishchuk.
Earlier the Shevchenkovsky regional court of Kiev allowed putting an electronic bracelet on Mangera. The suspect was also obliged to report to the investigator and the prosecutor on call, not to leave Kherson without permission, reports a change in location, and so on. In addition, the court rejected a defense motion for a reduction in the amount of bail. It is worth recalling that last week, Mangera returned to work.
Note that Mangera is suspected of organizing the murder of activist Kateryna Handziuk. July 31, 2018, she was doused with sulfuric acid at the entrance of her own house. The victim was transported to Kyiv, where she was treated for three months, but on November 4 she died from injuries caused by large-scale chemical burns.