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Forum Post: Ostrovsky Released in Ukraine.

Posted 4 months ago on April 25, 2014, 11:42 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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"On Thursday, armed gunmen who held me prisoner for three nights and three days released me into the streets of Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine. My release was as unexplained as my capture.

On Monday night I was pulled out of a car at a checkpoint, then blindfolded, beaten, and tied up with tape. After spending hours alone on the floor of a damp cell with my hands tied behind my back and a hat pulled over my eyes, I was led into a room where I was accused of working for the CIA, FBI, and Right Sector, the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist group.

When I refused to give the password to my laptop, I was smacked in the arm with a truncheon. When I was asleep on the floor, masked men came to wake me up and tell me how no one would miss me if I died, and then kicked me in the ribs as they left.

But as it turns out, I had it pretty easy, because I was let go."

https://news.vice.com/articles/i-had-it-pretty-easy-because-i-was-let-go-simon-ostrovsky-on-his-detention-in-sloviansk?trk_source=homepage-lede

In case you missed his reports from the street.

parts 1 through 29 can be found here.

http://www.vice.com/vice-news/russian-roulette-the-invasion-of-ukraine-part-1

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[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 4 months ago

Seems like the game is changing. Lot's of armed masked men in Ukraine these days on both sides.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

What it seems and what it is can be very different things.

Especially a statement that is that fact free.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 4 months ago

Are all these pictures of masked-men photoshopped or made up? This isn't the black-bloc, these people have guns.

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[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 4 months ago

I could be wrong. At this point it seems like masked-man diplomacy.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

Or they're chicken shits.

But there's the one on the front page at prisonplanet.

Is that the one you're talking about?

Then again, you very well could be wrong.

maybe it's just cold out.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 4 months ago

Of course they're chicken shits.

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[-] -3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

Somebody didn't like that idea.

They voted you down for noticing.

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[+] -4 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

I suppose. what good is web site without all those garish ads?

Now that net neutrality is dead, you can expect even more of them.

And we'll get to pay for the bandwidth.

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[-] -3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

Shhhhhhhh.

Look!

Over there!!!

Hilary!

Don't concern yourself with what the SCOTUS does.

Here's those pesky people from Vice again.

http://www.vice.com/read/former-comcast-and-verizon-attorneys-now-manage-the-fcc-and-are-about-to-kill-the-internet

What's with all this actual reportage?

Haven't they heard? Chelsea's pregnant.

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[-] -3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

There's more truth to be found in those 29 reports, than in every word posted to this forum, so far.

Ostrovsky, has literally put his life on the line to bring these reports.

Not surprisingly, Those who've posted the "other" stuff, don't have a word to say.

Perhaps they think RT, will tell them all they need to know?

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 4 months ago

Why was he asking people for their 'papers' and why wasn't he asked to stop doing that?

Another fail from both sides.

[-] -3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

Yeah, you're correct, we should listen to people who aren't there.

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