Missing Ukraine protester says he was kidnapped, hands nailed, crucified: ‘They cut off my ear, they cut my face’
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KYIV, Ukraine — Police on Friday opened an investigation into the kidnapping of an opposition activist, who said he was held captive for more than a week and tortured, in the latest in a string of mysterious attacks on anti-government protesters in the two-month-long political crisis.
Dmytro Bulatov, 35, a member of Automaidan, a group of car owners that has taken part in the protests against President Viktor Yanukovych, went missing Jan. 22.
Bulatov was discovered outside Kyiv on Thursday. He said his kidnappers beat him severely, drove nails into his hands, sliced off a piece of ear and cut his face. He was kept in the dark all the time and could not identify the kidnappers. After more than a week of beatings, they eventually dumped him in a forest.
“They crucified me, they nailed down my hands. They cut off my ear, they cut…
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