Witness: Tortured by Both Sides in Eastern Ukraine
Vadim may be the unluckiest man in eastern Ukraine. How many people can say they were tortured by both sides in a conflict?
The 39-year-old man’s ordeal began April 9, 2015, as he returned from a business trip to Slovyansk, a town controlled by Ukraine government forces. He boarded a shuttle-bus back to his hometown of Donetsk – the capital city of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) controlled by pro-Russian rebels. The bus stopped at a checkpoint manned by government forces. Armed servicemen collected all the passengers’ passports – the new normal in this war torn region of Ukraine.
Source: Human Rights Watch