Joint Statement by Ukrainian Euromaidans in support of hostages taken by the government

On February 9, 2014, 23 Maidans across the country adopted a statement in support of the hostages taken by the government. This was the first coordinated action by all of the Maidans.

Statement by the Ukrainian Euromaidans

Today hundreds of our friends, relatives, and loved ones are being kidnapped and held hostage by the government.  They are being grabbed at home, on the streets, and even in hospital wards. They are beaten, tortured and humiliated, even if they’re wounded. They are being held in prisons, garages, and cellars or placed under house arrest. They’re being intimidated by verdicts in the courts as well as physical threats. And yet, [the government] is cynically offering to exchange their freedom for our obedience. Continue reading

Kangaroo Courts, Ukrainian-Style. Folk Heroes Become Hostages of the Regime

14 AUTOMAIDANERS RECEIVED 2 MONTHS OF ARREST.

The  Obolon’ court of Kyiv in the night from Friday to Saturday, January 25th, arrested 14 Automaidan participants for two months, and two others were placed under house arrest, ТСН reports.

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