Kidnappningar av politiker och journalister i Sloviansk

I går kväll rapporterade Svt:s Bert Sundström från Sloviansk i Ukraina. Han åt glass och sa att på ytan var allt som vanligt. (Efter 15 min) Under ytan var människor däremot rädda för kriget. Men han rapporterade inte om det våld som politiker och journalister i regionen redan drabbas av.

Bert Sundström i SlovianskFörra gången jag pratade med min vän Andrey Drevitskiy var han i Donetsk. Nu har han, precis som många av hans vänner, flytt till Kiev. Flytt. Det har blivit för farligt i Donetsk-regionen för politiskt engagerade aktivister. Andrey skickade i fredags en rapport om två mord, ett dussin kidnappningar och en sönderslagen god vän. De flesta i Sloviansk.

Här är rapporten:

19 of April
Two Ukrainians from the Donetsk region were kidnapped and killed in Slovyansk. First the deputy of the Gorlivka city council Volodymyr Rybak, who openly clashed with the bandits who tried to destroy the Ukrainian flag. Second, a Ukrainian student from Kyiv. Both were horribly tortured. Nobody should see the photos. They were burned with fire, cut with knives. Experts say it was pure Caucasian handwriting. Caucasus in the Donetsk region!
Militants in Slovyansk abducted the American journalist Simon Ostrovsky.  http://censor.net.ua/video_news/282620/bili_zavyazyvali_glaza_i_svyazyvali_ruki_govorili_chto_ya_ljets_amerikanskiyi_jurnalist_o_svoem_plenenii

In Gorlivka, the reporter Eugene Hapych from Ivano-Frankivsk disappeared. And in Kostyantynivka militants threw molotovs at the editorial of the local newspaper ”The Province”.

Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Prokhorov of the police department was abducted by separatists from the Interior Ministry building in Donetsk.

Slovyansk separatists kidnapped Vadim Sukhonos, deputy of the city council.  http://podrobnosti.ua/video/podrobnosti/2014/04/24/972680.html

21 of April
Slovyansk separatists kidnapped two Italian journalists, Paul Gogo and Kossimo Attanasio, and the Belarusian journalist Dmitry Galko of the Novy Chas-newspaper. http://lenta-ua.net/novosti/proisshestviya/55402-zhurnalisty-iz-italii-i-belarusi-propali-v-slavyanske.html

16 of April
in Slovyansk separatists kidnapped the Ukrainian journalist Sergei Lefter. According to media reports, the separatists accused Lefter of being member of the ”Right sector” and of spying.  http://svit24.net/events/42-events/105723-v-slavjanske-pohyshchen-zhurnalyst-sergej-lefter

Separatists In Slovyansk kidnapped medical doctor Yakimov and the prosecutor Yuri Zagrebelniy.

Irma Krat i UkrainaEuromaidan activist Irma Krat was also captured. She was later humiliated by the Russian TV channel LifeNews who interviewed her with her head covered with a package. Irma Krat was then taken away.  http://censor.net.ua/photo_news/282010/terroristy_pohitili_v_slavyanske_aktivistku_irmu_krat_foto

The Slovyansk journalist Yevgeniy Gapich from Coloma and his brother Gennady are still held as hostages by lokal separatists. http://censor.net.ua/photo_news/282330/v_gorlovke_ischez_jurnalist_foto

In Krasnoarmeysk, Euromaidan activists say they are threatened to their lives, and that they are fleeing because unknown people show up with information about their addresses and places of work.

With the exception of Simon Ostrovsky, who was released on April 24, the remaining people named here are still being held captive.

Andrey vill dock inte berätta mer om en vän som nyligen blev våldsamt misshandlad och fortfarande ligger på sjukhus.  Andrey är för orolig för hans familj.

Uppdatering 28 april:

Idag publicerade Human Rights Watch en kort rapport om dussintals kidnappningar och trakasserier av aktivister, journalister och politiker i östra Ukraina. Ukraine: End Politically Motivated Abuses

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