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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. AP Photo

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. AP Photo

Ukrainian health authorities say an 18-year-old woman whose grisly rape and attempted murder shocked the country has died.

Prosecutors say Oksana Makar was raped by three young men on March 9 in the southern city of Mykolaiv. They then tried to strangle her and set her on fire.

Makar survived and battled for her life for over two weeks.

Health officials in the eastern city of Donetsk where she was being treated said she died Thursday of severe burns and damage to her lungs.

The crime shocked Ukraine with its cruelty. But it also caused nationwide protests against corruption after police initially released two of the suspects who had powerful connections in the region. All the three suspects were eventually arrested and charged with rape, and one with attempted murder.

March/29/2012

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Dennis Kavaz

4/4/2012 4:53:50 AM

The dreadful violence the inadequate sentences to fit the crime, is influencing thugs to hunt innocent victims. Countries that have tough laws against murderers and rapists (thugs) have the lowest crimes in the World. Yeah Punish thugs without mercy

VMT Ankara

4/1/2012 5:23:06 AM

Welcome to the New World Order where police corruption & brutality is plentiful and criminals get away with murder. It happened in Izmir where two detectives beat the hell out of a defenseless woman while a third policeman stood by and did nothing.

Red Tail

3/29/2012 1:56:14 PM

What a discusting story! Sure you can get out of a speed ticket etc if your father knows the police chief in a small town. That is probably how it works all over the world. But to get out of rape and murder because of your fathers contacts!!??
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