Volyn governor beat hard on the eyes of 30,000 protestersHere's the full story from the BBC at this link. It appears that Ukrainian governors are appointed by the President rather than elected:
The official was seized by protesters during the storming of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs
Real violence perpetrated protesters Ukrainian Lutsk. Volyn region governor Alexander Bashkalenko tried to appease a mob, but no amount of persuasion had no effect. Politics was severely beaten and then handcuffed on the central square in the eyes 30 thousand people and doused with cold water. There is information that the protesters went to the house of the governor for his family.
Also, the President appoints and dismisses the Heads of the Local State Administrations (i.e. governors) by nomination of the Cabinet of Ministers. The debate on whether the President could hypothetically reject the candidate for the governorship officially proposed by the Prime Minister, thus forcing the latter to come up with a different nomination, is yet to be resolved.As Yanukovich's appointee, the governor may have had no popular support. Ukrainian governors are not members of parliament, and would have had no hand in the 75% vote turfing Yanukovich.
That certainly could be the case. Most US Presidents don't have popular support; but for some reason we don't torture them. My examples were offered to demonstrate widespread violence against opponents of Maidan. There are reports about beatings of MPs, seizing their voting cards and then voting with them. How true those reports are? Hard to say from here. But if true, who exactly voted with those stolen cards?
Here is another article. It says that one MP got a child kidnapped. Other MP's families are visited by "radicals." It's personal there now.