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Journalist Dmytro Potekhin seized by militants

13.08.14

Dmytro Potekhin, well-known journalist, blogger and civic activist, was abducted in Donetsk on Aug 7 by Kremlin-backed militants.   According to the information his relatives have received, Potekhin was first held in another place, but then moved to the basement of the Isolatsia Centre for cultural initiatives, seized by the militants some time ago.  The centre is now believed to be the base of the Vostok Battalion, a Russian battalion which first appeared on the scene, with many Chechen fighters, towards the end of May, just after the presidential elections

Witnesses say that Potekhin is accused of ‘spying’.

see also:
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Abducted street artist released briefly, then imprisoned again
Kremlin-backed militants seize parents of a local journalist
Kremlin-backed militants’ resort to wholesale and merciless hostage-taking
Driver abducted while trying to evacuate an invalid
Horlivka Evacuation Coordinator abducted by Kremlin-backed militants (updated)
Pastor abducted in Donetsk oblast
Abducted Roman Catholic priest released by militants
Polish Catholic priest seized by Kremlin-backed militants
Greek Catholic Priest taken hostage by militants freed
Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest disappears in Donetsk
Terrorists seize Christian rehabilitation centre in Donetsk

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