In a brutal video which went viral after it was posted on Russian social network VKontakte, pro-Russian rebels occupying the town of Communar Donetsk Oblast, in southern Ukraine are seen torturing a man who is now believed to be dead.
The young man was tied to a pole, tortured and whipped bare back with electric cables in a manner that has been described by many as ‘ISIS-Styled’.
The video begins with a voice in the background saying , ‘The f****** film shooting has started. This is the punishment of a drug dealer.’.
The drug dealer is being whipped by a militant identified as Olkhon who is said to have entered Communar from the central Russian city of Novosibirsk to support Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels.
Olkhon is heard saying:
‘Drug dealers and junkies please come here to us, we have a way to deal with people like you. Come to us and we will cure all of you. But this fellow will be slaughtered as a dog.
He will live until he has stopped talking about his fellow drug dealers and has given us information, and then he will be dead. See how he has p****d and s*** himself. He thinks we will have some mercy on him, but we will kill him.”
The militant also added:
‘Don’t scream so much you will scare all the people around. I even broke my lash on your useless back.’
The camera then switches to the young man who by the whip marks on his back has been beaten and tortured for a long time.
The young man who is tied to a pole with a tape is heard crying and begging for his life, saying;
‘Stop please! I’ll say what you need. I will call another drug dealer and he will arrive with drugs.’
Olkhon is seen asking the young dealer if he admits to being a drug user and he cries out ‘No’.
When the pro-Russian rebels insisted on knowing why he had a drug dealers number in his mobile contacts, the young man gets more beatings for not replying.
The other militant recording the video is heard saying: ‘We don’t need courts, sentences, this is what we need.’
At which the tortured-man shouts:
‘I swear I told everything. God I can’t stand it anymore, I want to live. Please, please!’
The young drug dealer has been presumed dead. If the pro-Russian rebels promises are anything to go by, though no body has been found.
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