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Beatings and lynch law reported in Kiev

February 10, 2014, 16:58 UTC+3 KIEV
32-year-old Russian man had stated that six unidentified people in masks and camouflage had beaten him and his friend at Kreshchatik metro station
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Protesters in Kiev

Protesters in Kiev

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KIEV, February 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Opposition demonstrators have beaten three people, including a Russian man, in central Kiev over the past day, Kiev police department's press service said on Monday.

Police reported that a 32-year-old Russian man had stated that six unidentified people in masks and camouflage had beaten him and his friend at Kreshchatik metro station.

“Unidentified offenders took two notebooks, a mobile phone, cash of 12,000 hryvnas (around $1,500) and documents,” police said. Medical personnel reported that the man had face injuries and brain concussion and that his friend had sustained a closed head injury, brain concussion and facial injuries and bruises.

A Kiev resident told police that unidentified offenders had beaten him with clubs on Independence Square in central Kiev. “The man had a closed chest wound, chest injuries and bruises of the upper and lower extremities," police said. Criminal investigations have begun into the incidents.

Police also detained four demonstrators trying to stage the lynch trial of a demonstrator, suspected of stealing public money. Four men were said to have beaten him, demanded the money, tied him up, pushed him into a car and brought him to the Dnepr River, where they continued beating him late on Sunday evening.

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