Skip to comments.Victim of bloody violence in Crimea: Was 16 year old Mark murdered because he only spoke Ukrainian?
Posted on 04/27/2014 4:48:48 PM PDT by No One Special
A grieving mother has claimed that her 16 year old student son was beaten and killed by Russian policemen in Crimea - because he spoke Ukrainian.
Russian police have so far declined to comment on the case in which student Mark Ivanyuk died of head injuries after he was approached by officers following an Easter disco.
Mother Tatyana Ivanyuk, 34, said she is deeply disturbed by an alleged fight with police that occurred when her son and a friend called Kolya were returning home late at night. 'Kolya told me they were calm though a bit drunk. It was foggy and they saw the policemen driving towards them,' she said. 'The boys asked for a lift to Valenyevka. The policemen refused them in a rough way.' Kolya told her he was then knocked out, and has no memory of what happened or of police leaving the scene.
'I came round, started to scream, and could not stand up. Mark was lying next to me with a smashed head,' he said.
'My Mark was all beaten - legs, arms, head. I suspect it was the policemen,' said Mrs Ivanyuk.
'I think it was because he began to talk to them in Ukrainian. He spoke only Ukrainian, and I suspect this is the reason why the fight started.
'When I arrived at the police station to make my complaint they grimaced when they heard the Ukrainian language.'
Crimea's new Russian law enforcement authorities 'were mocking me speaking Ukrainian while writing down what had happened.'
The mother has called for a full investigation into her son's death and posted an appeal for eyewitnesses, while also releasing a picture of her son's face from his coffin at his funeral....
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The fresh-faced victim of bloody violence in Crimea: Was 16 year old Mark murdered because he only spoke Ukrainian?
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This would not surprise me one bit.
Thanks No One Special.