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Journalist Is Beaten in Latest Attack on Ukrainian Opposition (NYT)
A crusading antigovernment journalist and activist in Ukraine who became famous last year after documenting the opulence of the heavily guarded residential compound of President Viktor F. Yanukovich was savagely beaten early Wednesday. The assault on the activist, Tetyana Chornovol, 34, just outside the capital, Kiev, was the latest attack on government opponents who have been participating in sustained protests that have shaken the country. Kyiv Post The brutal Dec. 25 attack and beating of Chornovol has enraged politicians and the public. Chornovol was driving in a village near Kyiv Oblast, reportedly looking to take a break from the EuroMaidan demonstrations in which she has been a constant presence, when men stopped her vehicle and started beating her. They left, leaving passersby to call police. She remains hospitalized. Mashable News of the beating flooded social media and triggered fresh protests, including many people holding up pictures of a heavily-bruised Chornovol. BuzzFeed / World Hours before the attack, Chornovol published photos of luxury homes she claimed belonged to the country’s interior minister on the website of Ukrainskaya Pravda, which has changed its name on its website to European Pravda out of solidarity with the protest movement, which Chornovol also covered. She had previously published pictures of homes allegedly belonging to other top officials, highlighting Ukrainians’ anger with rampant corruption.