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Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine
Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine

A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization reported Friday. In the report documenting the brutal experiences of a handful of victims since the unrest began last winter, Amnesty called on both sides in the conflict to "stop this abhorrent ongoing practice" designed to induce fear among the civilian population. "The bulk of the abductions are being perpetrated by armed separatists, with the victims often subjected to stomach-turning beatings and torture," Denis Krivosheev, the group's...

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