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    Ukraine Activist: 'I Was Tortured'

    Anti-government protesters stand at a barricade as a woman looks on near Independence Square in Kiev, January 30, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has gone on sick leave with a respiratory ailment, his website said on Thursday, with the issue of a new prime minister still undecided. Yanukovich's prime minister, Mykola Azarov, resigned on Tuesday in the midst of mass street unrest and the president has yet to appoint a successor. Serhiy Arbuzov, who was Azarov's first deputy, has stepped in as interim prime minister.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX1815L

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    One of the leading organizers of the street protests in Kiev who vanished for eight days says he was abducted, tortured, and then left to die in the cold. Police confirm the activist, Dmytro Bulatov, was bruised and had an ear injury. Bulatov says he was hung up by his wrists, repeatedly beaten, crucified, and had his ear cut off. He says his kidnappers are unknown, but they had Russian accents.

    Left to die in cold.

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