Petition Closed

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.

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Letter to
To The President of Ukraine
I just signed the following petition addressed to: To The President of Ukraine.

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Justice for Oksana Makar

Mr President,

We are writing to request that you take under your personal control the investigation of rape and attempted murder of Oksana Makar. The reason for this request is that there is evidence that the three alleged suspects in this heinous crime are using their high social position to avoid investigation and conviction. In fact, two of them were released without bail.

We remind you the facts, to which we refer in this petition: 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.

We, the undersigned, are concerned that the law enforcement is not doing their job in regard of this serious incident. As mentioned above, two of the suspects were released without bail. Nothing is heard from the investigation even though the incident has evoked deep public concern. According to the victim's mother, investigators failed to take Oksana's statement although she is aware and remember the facts. There are suspicions that the two suspects released are from families with high social status and resources and that this is the reason why the law enforcement shows no interest in investigating the facts and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Mr. President! The crime of Mykolayiv has clear characteristics of femicide. We urge you to take the measures required to verify personally the development of investigation and ensure that perpetrators are found and brought to justice.
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Sincerely,