Mykolaiv 18-year-old victim of grisly rape dies in Ukraine (Updated)

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March 29, 2012, 5:42 p.m. | Ukraine — by Associated Press

This undated photo taken on a mobile phone and made available by the mother of Oksana Makar, Tetyana Surovitska, shows her daughter Oksana Makar in Nikolaev, Ukraine. The young woman died on March 29, two weeks after her grisly rape set off protests across the country against corruption and favoritism toward the wealthy.
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An 18-year-old Ukranian woman died on March 29, three weeks after her grisly rape set off protests across the country against corruption and favoritism toward the wealthy. Prosecutors said Oksana Makar was raped by three young men on March 9 in the southern city of Mykolaiv. The men then tried to cover up their crime by strangling her, dumping her naked body at an abandoned construction site and setting her on fire.

Makar miraculously survived and battled for her life for more than two weeks. She suffered burns over more than half of her body and severe damage to her lungs, and her right arm was amputated to stop the gangrene.

Health officials in the eastern city of Donetsk, where she was being treated, said she died on March 29 after succumbing to her injuries.

Makar's mother, Tatyana Surovitska, was in shock and declined to speak to The Associated Press.

The crime outraged Ukrainians with its cruelty. It also galvanized a society frustrated with official corruption after police released two of the suspects who had powerful connections in the region. Their release led to nationwide protests, which prompted the authorities to re-arrest the two suspects.

Interior Ministry Volodymyr Polishchuk said on March 29 that after Makar's death all three suspects were charged with murder in addition to rape.
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Jaroslaw Sawka March 29, 2012, 6:30 p.m.    

don't even see this as a crime but more of a nuisance by the sheep they rule over....Forget ORANGE Revolutions ...the next one has to make our enemies Black & Blue with NO chance for AMNESTY to the genocidal criminals!

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Jaroslaw Sawka March 29, 2012, 6:48 p.m.    

No Justice, No Peace! No POR goon, collaborator should feel SAFE until they REFORM and become civilized humans (which in their case will be almost impossible)...until then treat them with their own medicine but use stealth &quot;hit and run tactics&quot; only (don't waste time protesting or trying to reason with THEM)...their possessions -homes,automobiles, their children and daugthers like Makar, their restaurants-poison their food! Do what you can whenever you can where ever you can! Try to inflict at least ONE pain a day on them and that will be a good DAY! Be careful - trust no one -do it Yourself &amp; don't brag...there are plenty of opportunities every day -don't waste them! Sign your action with a &quot;V&quot; for Victory of Vigilante! Slava Ukraini !!!!!

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Jaroslaw Sawka March 29, 2012, 7:12 p.m.    

Interior minister: Regions Party has most corrupt deputies

POR=Party of Regions

Regions=mafia territories to be exploited &amp; Russified

Any Questions?

Read more:

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David Willcox March 29, 2012, 7:22 p.m.    

God rest you x....and the Worlds eyes are on how your President will avenge or reward your murderers ...

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Eckard von Goeden March 29, 2012, 8:40 p.m.    

and no word about the HOLODOMOR ?

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Jaroslaw Sawka March 29, 2012, 9 p.m.    

HOLODOMOR is past -the future will finish off what the Holodomor started -MORE and FINAL GENOCIDE of our nation by the maniacs running it...there is NO time to light candles for the Holodomor victims or to debate whether the UPA was ruthless enough to depose of our enemies who were bent on making the Ukrainian nation extinct...those are luxuries for later...first we have to stop or at least slow down our bleeding NOW! and we have to fight back against the on going genocide and Russification. Pick our Targets carefully and don't waste another day nor opportunity!

No Justice, No Peace! Hit THEM everywhere: at home,at work and in between!

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Roman Dawydiak March 30, 2012, 4:48 a.m.    

If these repugnant trolls are incarcerated it is only because they have egged Yanukovych into damage control. This is nothing but bad public relations for the Party of Reprobates leading to the October elections for a new Verkhovna Rada.

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Christopher Koulouris March 30, 2012, 2:25 p.m.    

Said one of the wife’s of one of the suspects at the time, whose attitude best described the macabre attitude towards women in this region:

Maybe he was there, I don’t know. Maybe it really happened, but why is everybody jumping all over him? The guilt can be spread around here, to all four people, including the girl. Why did she go there? Nobody forced her! Everybody is now saying that he alone is a monster. There are people that believe that this girl is not as saintly as she is made out to be. Maybe she provoked them.

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