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Stakhanov pro-Russian militants draw up lists of ‘enemies of the people’

28.05.14

  

Informator.lg.ua reports that in Stakhanov pro-Russian militants have prepared lists of people it regards as enemies against whom it will unleash physical reprisals. Stakhanov residents are encouraged to provide contact details and addresses of journalists and pro-Ukrainian citizens who are automatically deemed to be abetting the far-right party Right Sector.

Witnesses say that threats of physical reprisals have been heard at pro-Russian rallies, with the slogans including: “We’ll find basements for all” [a large number of hostages are being held in, for example, in SBU basements, seized by the militants], They have also begun targeting local businessmen, with one having a jeep confiscated for use by the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’.  At least two important local buisnesmen, including the former men Serhiy Zhevpakov, have been added to the list of ‘enemies of the people’. 

Informator notes that in the light of such events, people ending up on these lists are hurriedly leaving the city. 

see also:
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Journalists’ rights most infringed in Crimea and Donetsk region
Two Luhansk journalists seized by pro-Russian militants
Another civic activist abducted in Luhansk
Kremlin-backed militants chain and beat young civic activist in Luhansk
Pro-Russian militants abduct Luhansk school head
Putin’s Referendum Win
Russia, the improbable human rights crusader
Putin’s selective terrorism
Pro-Russian thugs beat up Ukrainian unity demonstrators – except on Russian TV
Armed men cut off Ukrainian channels in Donbas