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Ukraine riot police 'enjoyed my torture', claims protester

17-year-old Mikhail Nizkoguv has claimed he was tortured by Ukrainian riot police after being arrested during violent anti-government clashes on Monday night in Kiev.

Speaking to the BBC's Duncan Crawford on the Today programme, he said "they beat me severely, they hit me with batons and they cut me with a knife.

"When I looked into their eyes I could see they were enjoying it," he continued.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 23 January 2014.

  • 23 Jan 2014
  • From the section Europe
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