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AFP
January 29, 2020

Ukraine acid attack suspect arrested in Bulgaria

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AFP
January 29, 2020

SOFIA: A Ukrainian man wanted for his alleged complicity in a deadly acid attack in Ukraine has been arrested in Bulgaria, prosecutors said Monday, with the victim reportedly an anti-corruption activist.

The fugitive, named only as Oleksii L., was detained in the Black Sea city of Burgas last Friday and placed in custody until a court rules on his extradition to Ukraine, prosecutors said in a statement.

The man is sought for "intended grievous bodily injury, which was premeditated and perpetrated by a group of people and caused the death of the victim," it added. Bulgaria´s Chief Prosecutor spokeswoman Siyka Mileva explained that the crime in question was "an acid attack" in late July 2018 on a female victim, who died from her injuries in hospital a few months later.