Vradiyivka residents storm police station after rape of young woman


According to reports on Monday evening more than a thousand residents of Vradiyivka stormed the local police station, angered over the rape of a young woman apparently with the participation of police officers.   A report on the Interior Ministry site claimed that most of the people were in a state of inebriation, and that the police officer they were demanding be taken into custody had an alibi.   It would seem the officers have barricaded themselves in the police station.  There are reports that firearms and tear gas have been used against the protesters.

Earlier more than 300 people surrounded the district court demanding that those suspected of raping and seriously injuring a 29-year-old woman be remanded in custody.  The court worked into the night and finally remanded for two months one police officer and a taxi driver.  Another officer, understood to be the nephew of a local prosecutor, is at liberty.  His whereabouts are being concealed.

A video has been widely circulated on social networks where the young woman, with her head in a bandage, and face badly beaten clearly identifies the above-mentioned people and accuses them of pulling her into the car and raping her.

From reports at, , Ukrainska Pravda and other sites

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