Multiple images of tortured victims, pieces of ammunition and leaked photographs and video evidence exposed mass atrocities.
Torture of victims
In one case, 17-year-old Mykhailo Nyskohuz, a student from Lviv Oblast, was detained by the police and tortured. Bruised and swollen, he described his torture to Channel 5, saying the police sprayed his body with pepper spray, beat him severely and cut his thigh. They also abused him verbally.
“They… said this is revenge for our friend who has been in the hospital for over a month,” he said.
At the same time, he is accused of taking part in mass riots, and can get a prison term of 8 to 12 years for his alleged crime.
The Institute for Mass Information, a media watchdog, says that the attacks on 42 journalists by police in a four-day period seemed intentional.