Friday, March 30, 2012

Oksana Loses Her Brave Battle

An 18-year-old Ukrainian woman who prosecutors say was gang-raped, half-strangled and then set on fire in an attack that sparked street protests in a provincial Ukrainian town, has died, a hospital official said.

Hundreds of people took to the streets earlier this month after police released two of Oksana Makar's three suspected attackers whose parents had political connections, re-igniting a public debate on corruption in the ex-Soviet republic.

Oksana's story went worldwide after her mother made a video of her lying distraught in her hospital bed and prodded her to describe her attack on camera.

1 comment:

A traveller in time said...

Rest in peace Oksana. I'm glad your pain is over. My opinion of the males who did this? - I have no words sufficient to the case.