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Beating of Prominent Journalist Reawakens Uprisings in Ukraine



KIEV, UKRAINE — Sitting dazed in a wheelchair following a gruesome attack that left her face bloodied, bruised and swollen, Tetyana Chornovol, a prominent investigative journalist and civil activist in Ukraine, has become, in the words of another famous Ukrainian journalist, “the face of [President] Viktor Yanukovych and his entire regime.”

The image of 34-year-old Chornovol, taken as she entered a hospital shortly after three men allegedly ran her car off a road outside the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and then beat her on Dec. 25, has breathed new life into public protests in the former Soviet-bloc, where mass demonstrations called EuroMaidan are now in their second month. Read more…

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