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Injured Ukraine activist to visit relatives in Germany

Published on Feb 13, 2014 1:03 AM

VILNIUS (AFP) - A Ukrainian anti-government activist whose claims of torture shocked the West has decided to visit family in Germany after receiving treatment in Lithuania, medics said Wednesday.

"Dmytro Bulatov is leaving to meet his father and grandmother in Germany," Agne Ignataviciene, spokeswoman for the Vilnius hospital where he was treated, told AFP. No departure date was given.

The 35-year-old father-of-three said last week that he was abducted on January 22 in Ukraine, "crucified" to a wooden door, had part of his ear cut off and was beaten until he was made to say he was an American spy.

He also believes his Russian-speaking captors were Russian secret service agents.

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