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Guardian: The deadly rape case that shocked and shamed Ukraine

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March 30, 2012, 7:22 p.m. |
Oksana Makar fought for her life, but the 18-year-old victim of rape and attempted murder whose grisly injuries shocked Ukraine succumbed to her injuries.

On 9 March, Makar, a resident of Mykolaiv, was raped, strangled and left for dead at a construction site, her body having been set on fire. She spent 10 hours with her body slowly burning, calling for help, until she was discovered. Two of the three men who committed the crime were initially let go.

According to news reports, they are well-connected – but a wave of public anger in Ukraine caused the police to "rethink" the situation, and all have been placed in custody. Now that Makar is dead, they are being charged with murder.

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