Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ukrainian Journalist Tetyana Chornovol Attacked

(Kiev, Ukraine) Investigative journalist and activist Tetyana Chornovol, 34, was pursued and brutally attacked by a group of thugs in the early morning hours of Christmas Day. The attackers beat Chornovol to unrecognizability.
According to police, Chornovol was driving home to the village of Gora when around 1:30 a.m. her car was blocked by a sport utility car with unknown men inside. Chornovol tried to turn back, but her car was pushed to the side of the road. After she stopped the car, the men dragged Chornovol out and savagely beat her. After that, the men left Chornovol in the car and pushed it into a roadside ditch.

She was taken to a hospital in Boryspil of Kyiv Oblast.
Reportedly, the attack was prompted by Chornovol's criticism of the Ukrainian government, in particular the shady business dealings and conspicuous wealth of senior officials.

Tetyana Chornovol - before and after attack

Check out this dramatic video:

Dashcam video of Tetyana Chornovol being chased

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