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‘They made no secret of it; they were going to kill me’

Headline Title:  ‘They made no secret of it; they were going to kill me’ 11 July 2014   The skin across Sasha’s forehead and around his eyes is slightly yellow and there is a recent scab on his temple. He is healing well.    Ten days before our meeting, the 19-year-old was barely recognizable: the skin on his face stretched tight, swollen and bruised. Abducted and tortured, Sasha believes he is lucky to be alive.    After the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine came under control of separatist armed groups in April 2014, he was an obvious target.   …

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