Ukraine activist says he was abducted and tortured

Jan 31, 2014, 5:34 AM EST
A women watches policemen at a barricade on Grushevskogo Street on January 30, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his cabinet resigned two-days ago following months of protests, while parliament is also scrapping a number of controversial anti-protest laws.
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A leading Ukrainian opposition activist who vanished for eight days says he was abducted and tortured before being left to die in the cold. Dmytro Bulatov, who organised car protests for the opposition, is being treated in hospital after being found on the outskirts of the capital Kiev.

Background:

Ukraine activist 'was tortured' [BBC]

Kerry to hold talks with Ukraine's opposition in Germany [Reuters]

Talks stall as president of Ukraine calls in sick [NYT]