Video Appears To Show Ukranian Police Humiliating Naked Protester

“Shades of Abu Ghraib.”

This video was posted to YouTube today from a previously unknown account, and immediately became a disturbing icon of the worsening standoff.

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Some officers wear camoflage of Ukraine’s “Berkut” police division; the naked man, who also appears bruised, has a “Cossack” haircut typical of militant right-wing, nationalistic protesters. The location appears to be in Kiev:

Uniformed officers film the man, naked but for his socks, in the snow.

He’s then forced to hold an axe-like tool.

One officer can be seen hitting him in the back of the head.

Bruises appear visible on the man’s back as he is loaded into a van.

 

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