Ukraine’s “Tunisia” Moment — Another Revolution

by Diane Francis

A man holds a tablet with a picture of murdered Ukrainian lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska during a rally outside the Kiev police headquarters on January 2, 2018.
The murder of a Ukrainian lawyer who helped convict her sister's well-connected killer sparked public outrage and a vow by the foreign minister to fight for women's rights. A top Ukrainian human rights group said attorney Iryna Nozdrovska had spent two years trying to keep in jail Dmytro Rossoshansky -- the nephew of a Kiev district judge. The case was seen as another test of the much-maligned justice system's ability to fairly prosecute cases of people with connections in the upper echelons of power. / AFP PHOTO / Sergei SUPINSKY        (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

As reforms stall in Ukraine, the tragic killing of a young activist could become a rallying cry for systemic change.