A freed hostage from the DPR: I thought they would beat me to death. They threatened to slaughter my family.
By Tetyana Zarovanaya
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Danylo, a district election committee member (we are not publishing his surname or photo due to an existing danger to his life), has spent five days in the torture chamber of a terrorist organization, the Donetsk People’s Republic [DPR]. He told Obozrevatel about the terrorists’ commanders, their ways to pressure the hostages, and why he tried to commit suicide while being imprisoned.
Danylo is 30 years old. He is a former private business owner. He lost his property, income, and health because of the self-proclaimed DPR. With a broken bone in his temple, kidney contusion, torn eardrum, and other consequences of his imprisonment, he is now being treated in one of the hospitals in the capital.
The terrorists captured Danylo and two other members of the [election] committee in which he worked on the eve of the presidential…
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