Justice for Oksana Makar
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Justice for Oksana Makar

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UPD: Oksana Makar died on Thursday, March 29 "She started bleeding from the lungs, and then there was a cardiac arrest. We did all the possible to save her life," - said Dr. Fistal. - "Our doctors detected the bleeding and have taken all the needed deeds. They managed the bleeding almost stopped, but then there was a cardiac arrest. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed for 40 minutes, but, unfortunately, it didn't help. Oksana passed away." http://podrobnosti.ua/criminal/2012/03/29/828659.html

 Call for Justice in Ukraine:

On the night of 9 to 10 March 2012 in the city of Mykolayiv three men lured Oksana Makar, 19 y.o., into an apartment of one of them. There they raped her. One of them strangled her and then raped her again thinking she was dead. They left her in a building under construction near the scene close to a fire, which caused severe burns of the 3rd and 4th degrees in 55% of her body . Despite being severely burned, Oksana Makar survived and is currently hospitalized in critical condition: with both feet and right arm amputated.

There are suspicions that the two of alleged suspects are from families with high social status and resources - in fact, they were released without bail. We are concerned that the law enforcement is not doing their job in regard of this serious incident and shows no interest in investigating the facts and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

UPD March 15th: Dear all! Please, follow the Petition Updates. Ukranian Citizens' protests and your support here make that the situation changes quickly.

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    1. Oksana's Mother was Offered Violence, Her Lawyers Reported Offers for Bribe

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      The law enforcement forces made a decision to take the mother of Oksana Makar under protection. This was announced by [a Member of Parliament of Ukraine] Nickolay Katerinchuk, the layer, who is providing service to the mother of the rapped and killed girl.

      "Some individuals were trying to contact the aggrieved party's lawyers in order to propose a deal for the accused subjects' benefits. Tatiana [Tatiana Surovitskaya, the mother of Oksana Makar,] faced [anonymous] offers of violence. That was reported to the office of Ministry of Internal Affairs [of Ukraine], the authorities responded immediately, and now she [Tatiana Surovitskaya] is under protection," - Katerinchuk said to the media.

    2. The Trial on Rapists and Murderers has Started

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      The preliminary court hearing begun on Tuesday in the Central District's Court of Mykolaiv City. According to the "News-N" media agency, the hearing is hosted by Elena Selivanova, the judge assigned to lead a panel of judges on the case of rape and murder of Oksana Makar.

      The preliminary stage of hearing will be held solely by Elena Selivanova. The victim's mother requested a closure of first session of the trial, so this first day's hearing was a camera hearing.

    3. The court sentence could be announced in April

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      The laws afford a two months frame to conduct the pretrial investigation, but given this case circumstances, we [the law enforcement authorities] can complete the investigations in April,” - said Yuri Boychenko, the spokesperson of the Prosecutor General [of Ukraine].

      “The death of Oksana Makar will not impact the process, since the investigators already carried out the necessary study and collected realistic prospect of conviction,” - added Vladimir Polishchuk, the Head of Public Relations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs [of Ukraine].

      All the three crime accomplices are charged under the [Criminal Code of Ukraine's] article(s) on premeditated murder and rape.

    4. Reached 7,000 signatures
    5. Oksana Makar died on Thursday, March 29

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      "She started bleeding from the lungs, and then there was a cardiac arrest. We did all the possible to save her life," - said Dr. Fistal. - "Our doctors detected the bleeding and have taken all the needed deeds. They managed the bleeding almost stopped, but then there was a cardiac arrest. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed for 40 minutes, but, unfortunately, it didn't help. Oksana passed away."

    6. Ukranian President: murderers will be punished

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      The Press Service of the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, stated that the President is confident: the perpetrators of the crime will be punished in accordance to the law. The President expressed his condolences to the relatives of Oksana Makar.

    7. On Monday Oksana Makar had another surgery

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      On March 27, at the Burn-Care Center in Donetsk, doctors performed the first skin auto-transplantation surgery for Oksana. "We closed about a third of the wounds with the skin auto-transplants, the rest is temporary covered with artificial biological dressing, which protects the wounds from drying out and prevents an uncontrolled process of fibrous scars healing. If the first-set implants survive, then the chances for Oksana to recover will grow significantly, "- said Professor Fistal, the Principal of Donetsk Burn Center.

    8. Attempts to form a negative image of the victim

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      According to a famous Odessa City’s Attorney, Valeryi Sudakov, there are purposefully attempts to propagate negative rumors and other background information to blame Oksana and her family. The propagators' goal is to re-profile the public opinion and create some social and political support for criminals. They are trying to create an impression that the girl provoked the rapists, but even if it were so, there is no excuse for a rape and an attempt for premeditated murder", - Sudakov said. The Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine charges with a felony crime, and the adequate court’s verdict for this crime could be a life-term imprisonment. The court must take into consideration all the circumstances of the case and render an individual verdict for each partner in crime. "I do believe that there is no chance for any of them to avoid responsibility, they [i.e. their supporting clique] will not succeed because of this violent crime has wide repercussions in the society " - he said

    9. On Tuesday Oksana Makar had another surgery

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      On March 27, at the Burn-Care Center in Donetsk, doctors performed the first skin auto-transplantation surgery for Oksana. "We closed about a third of the wounds with the skin auto-transplants, the rest is temporary covered with artificial biological dressing, which protects the wounds from drying out and prevents an uncontrolled process of fibrous scars healing. If the first-set implants survive, then the chances for Oksana to recover will grow significantly, "- said Professor Fistal, the Principal of Donetsk Burn Center.

    10. Oksana Makar Still Cannot Breathe Independently

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      On Sunday, March 25th, Oksana was in the surgery room twice. The doctors were imposed to install a tracheostomy tube improving her breathing ability. Dr. Fistal advised media that the imposition of tracheostomy is very important for Oksana in her current condition. Last week doctors had a hope to switch Oksana on spontaneous breathing, but it came out she is not ready for that yet. There is a need to ventilate her lungs artificially, using both the lung machine and tracheostomy.

      On Sunday Oksana also experienced some plastic surgery.

    11. The Mykolayiv City Prosecutor's Office Began Reprisals Against Media

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      On Friday, March 23, the office of the newspaper ["Our City of Mykolayiv]" got a phone call from the State Agency on Work Environment Safety Supervision. The agency announced that they have an order to perform the newspaper's office(s) inspection issued be the Mykolayiv Region Prosecutor's Office.

      By a strange coincidence, the Prosecutor's Office became interested on how the work conditions meet the requirements shortly after the newspaper reported the law enforcement office(s) failure to serve the law properly. This media activity triggered some "clean ups" performed by General Prosecutor [of Ukraine] Victor Pshonka in the Mykolayiv City Prosecutors' Offices: the City Central District's Prosecutor and his Deputy were dismissed, a number of officers faced reprimand and punishment.

      Most likely this "request for inspection" is a sign of local Prosecutor Offices' offence.

    12. An Attempt to Ban the Picket at Prosecutor’s Office

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      Andrey Dvoretsky, one of protest activists holding a picket in front of Mykolayiv City Public Prosecutor's Office, told reporters that the city's Administrative Court made a decision to ban the picketing of this office. The picket organizer Yuri Krutsylov then called the Mykolayiv City's Mayor, Vladimir Chaika and asked for comments, since a day before the Mayor visited the tent-camp and stated he does support demands of picketers... The picket organizers already submitted three notices on their protest continuation; that is a legal reason for them to still picketing. The protesters decided to move their tents aside of the main entrance to the office...Protesters reported this issue to the President of Ukraine [Victor Yanukovich], and to the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Vitaliy Zakharchenko. The protesters demand to stop the repressions against the low-rank policemen and to dismiss the Prosecutor of Mykolayiv Region.

    13. Oksana had an urgent surgery on Thursday

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      On Thursday, 22 March, 2012, doctors performed another urgent surgery at the Burn-Care Center in Donetsk. That was badly needed to prevent escalation of problems leading to the high risk to lose Oksana's right leg.

      After the surgery completion Dr. Fistal announced: "We operated Oksana today to save her right leg from amputation. There was a dangerous issue with her hip-bones’ joint losing its natural cover, and a part of bone was already necrotized. We eliminated the dead part of the femur and covered the hip defect by borrowing a skin-muscle flap from Oksana's thigh."

    14. Reached 5,000 signatures
    15. Oksana got a Sound Lawyer

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      A Member of Parliament [of Ukraine], the leader of the European Party, Nikolai Katerinchuk is willing to protect Oksana Makar's rights and legitimate interests. "I will represent her and protect her best interests during the case investigation stage and in the court. I see it would not be an easy case. I do not believe he [Eugene Krasnoshchek] strangled her solely," - he said to reporters. - "I want Oksana alive [healthy] and able to participate in the investigation. "

      According to Katerinchuk he will serve Oksana for free. This Friday he will come back to Kiev [from abroad], on Saturday he will see Oksana's mother in Donetsk and get her formal permission to represent Oksana.

    16. Funding Oksana's expensive treatment and further rehabilitation

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      People of Ukraind already collected more than one million Hryvnias [that is about US$125,300.00], but it came to the attention that among the accounts created for funding Oksana's expences there are some "fake" accounts, created by chatters trying to steal some money. This time due of proactivity of fake fund-collectors the "Development of Ukraine" Foundation took special responsibility for managing accounts created by Oksana Makar supporters, making the funds flows as transparent as possible.

    17. Investigators Released Some Details

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      The experts said now they can proof that all three villains participated in dragging Oksana's body to the abandoned construction site. Earlier Eugene Krasnoshchek stated that he brought the body from the apartment to the construction area and ignited the fire all alone, with no assistance. "That [is not true, that] is physically impossible for him to drag a 145-pound body over a nearly seven-feet-in-height fence," - said one of criminologists. - "All three of them were involved in that. First they bent the top of the iron fence, and then one of them climbed and managed pulling the body up and over the fence, while two his accomplices lifted and pushed the body up from the ground.

    18. The Savior of Oksana Makar is Looking for Protection

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      Oleg Naida, who found the charred Oksana Makar and called the police, is now asking for law enforcement's protection. Yuri Krutsilov [the organizer of a picket in front of the Regional Prosecutor's Office] said to reporters: "We are in touch with Oleg [Naida], and he claims he began receiving threatening phone calls. We recommended taping these and contacting the police."

      A few years ago Oleg and his wife were robbed [in the streets], but the perpetrators of that crime were not identified. According to un-official information, Oleg Naida recently asked for personal guard, but his request was rejected, police did not comment yet.

      Oksana's mother called Oleg "the savior" of her daughter.

    19. The Doctors are Bringing the Miracle into Life

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      The surgery was performed by Dr. Fistal and a Swiss surgeon, Dr. Schmidt, two assistants, an anesthetist, and an intensivist. According to Tatiana Bakhteeva, Dr. Schmidt will remain in Donetsk for some time and continue the medical treatment for Oksana. In the next three days no surgery is scheduled for the girl, since she is not ready for frequent surgical procedures. That is now possible to disconnect the lung-motor equipment from time to time [due of a need to stimulate the lungs). The doctors are now estimating the efforts in order to get Oksana's right hand ready for prosthetic [the orthopedic will be possible in a distant future], an artificial hand for Oksana would be ordered from Cuba.

    20. Another Surgery for Oksana Completed Today

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      On 20 March, 2012, Oksana Makar was taken into the surgery room again. According to Tatiana Bakhteeva, the surgery took about three hours, and doctors completed all they planned for the day today. First of all, they cut away the dead skin and tissues, and, what is the most important, they performed the plastic of sigmoid bowel. The rates of Oksana's blood pressure and pulse are normal, she was transferred back to the intensive care unit where she will be staying under a tight medical supervision. Doctors are foreseeing a need and good chances for another clean up surgery in next three or four days. The surgery was performed by Dr. Fistal and a Swiss surgeon, Dr. Schmidt, two assistants, an anesthetist, and an intensivist.

    21. "What the common sense dictates"

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      For a long time in the Ukrainian Legislation Code there was a section allowing to blame a victim for his/her behavior, i.e. the victim's actions that could "provoke" rapists were against the law. Such approach was widely criticized [all over the world] and it was abandoned in the Ukraine as well. "The experts in this field say that the section [...] was a kind of indulgence for rapists, who were able to state, for example, that a short skirt and black tights on a girl should be considered being a provocation," - explained Oksana Safronov, a psychologist.

      The parental care and self-prudence are important but these could not guaranty safety [where there are people blaming victims rather than rappers, there would be plenty of jack-the-rapper-minded characters].

    22. Victim blamers attack

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      The TV talk-show ["Let them tell what they want to tell" hosted by Andrei Malakhov at the First State TV Channel] this Monday gave us another example of broadcast tampering. A bunch of characters wasted the air-time to discuss the moral make-up of the rapped girl, not the crime committed by bastards. Even the General Moskalkova [Major-General of Ministry of Internal Affairs Tatiana Moskalkova] didn't fail to re-mark that a girl, who walks into an apartment where there are three young men, enters a spot of risk. Since that is a professional policewoman's suggestion, any apartment should be designated as a zone of risk. Among the "experts" there was no expert on violence, no sound legal professional, while a chavtastic she-bartender had an opportunity to sling mud on Oksana for ten minutes. In essence, at this show they attempted to find an excuse for rapists.

    23. Oksana's chances for survival are increasing

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      As a result of overnight medication and repeated bronchoskopy, the girl’s lungs have started functioning. The Swiss surgeon Jan Schmidt arrived to Ukraine by special invitation of the Head of Health Committee Member Tatiana Bakhteyeva. Both Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Fistal have performed a medical examination of Oksana Makar and come to conclusion that her chances for survival are increasing. Dr. Schmidt was impressed with high professional level of medical staff as well as modern equipment at the Donetsk Burn Center. Tomorrow Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Fistal will operate on Oksana.

    24. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    • Maurice Messéri FONTENAY AUX ROSES, FRANCE
      • over 2 years ago

      I have just watched a television program, with a call for a public trial. It seems that the authorities have decided to have it in closed session, fist step to bury this story for ever.

      Take action and sign !

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    • Christophe RACARY TOURS, FRANCE
      • over 2 years ago

      Pour que justice soit faite.

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    • ANSELM CANEIRO SURREY, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      It was a great tragedy that Oksana Makar died that way

      It will be a greater tragedy and outrageous if these Ukraine criminals get away with it.

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    • Astrid Brokke BERGEN, NORWAY
      • over 2 years ago

      Наказаны должны быть не только отморозки, но и правохранители которые пытаются замять это преступление

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    • ivana saric PULA, CROATIA
      • over 2 years ago

      justice above all! murderers should be prisoned for life.

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