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Ukrainian protester claims to have been "crucified"

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 00:46

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Jan. 31 - A Ukrainian protester, who said he was kidnapped and tortured with crucifixion, describes his ordeal from a hospital stretcher. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Ukrainian opposition protester who said he was kidnapped and beaten after going missing from protest frontlines described his ordeal from a hospital stretcher, saying being "crucified" was horrifying. Dmytro Bulatov, who led rolling "auto-maidan" anti-government protests in cars around Kiev, went missing on Jan. 22. He resurfaced in the woods outside of a village on Thursday (January 30) with a slashed ear, wounds on his hands and blood-soaked clothes and is now being treated in a private Kiev hospital. He told opposition deputy and industrialist Petro Poroshenko what he remembered. "The most horrifying thing is that they crucified me. They nailed me to something. That was, of course, not good at all," Bulatov told Poroshenko. Bulatov also told Poroshenko that the men who held him and denied him food were Russians. Ukrainian police have opened a criminal investigation into Bulatov's claims.

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Ukrainian protester claims to have been "crucified"

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 00:46