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Female Tank Commander 'Defects' For Love, Warns Kyiv Of 'Invasion' Plan
Svitlana Dryuk, a notorious former tank commander for separatist forces in Ukraine, appears in Kyiv with grave claims about Russian actions in eastern Ukraine. Can she be believed? By Christopher Miller
Drugged And Attacked: A Kyrgyz Transgender Woman's Painful Story
A Kyrgyz woman has described how she was drugged and attacked by a group of men after their discovered she was transgender. The first sex-reassigment surgery was performed in Kyrgystan in 2014, and Kyrgyz citizens can now change their legal gender, provided they have undergone surgery. By RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service and Neil Bowdler
'Bring Your Corpse': Russia To Investigate Self-Service Morgues
In one Russian town, a morgue offers self-service after closing hours. By Matthew Luxmoore
Diabetic Activist Claims Russian Authorities Denied Him Insulin As Punishment
An activist in Russia says his life changed forever after he staged a one-person picket in Samara. Aleksandr Mulyukin says authorities used insulin as a "lever of control," denying him the medication he needs to treat his diabetes. Now, he and his family have fled the country. By Katerina Mayakovskaya and Tony Wesolowsky
'Troika Laundromat' Accusations Cast Millionaire Vardanyan In New Light
Investigative journalists allege that Ruben Vardanyan's investment bank was at the heart of an $8.89 billion global money-laundering system that the OCCRP has dubbed the "Troika Laundromat." By Alan Crosby
Ukrainian Political Activist Kolchenko Describes Russian Prison Conditions
Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko is serving a 10-year sentence in Russia on terror charges that human rights groups say are politically motivated. He was convicted in 2015 alongside Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov after Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. During a visit by an observation mission, Kolchenko described the time he's spent in an isolation cell, as well as the letters of support he's received from inside and outside Russia. By RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service and Current Time
A Russian Lawyer Says She Filmed Police Abuse. Then She Was Found Dead.
Residents of a Siberian town were outraged when a prominent defense lawyer was found dead one day after recording a video purportedly showing police investigators beating a detained suspect. The video has not been found. By the Siberia Desk of RFE/RL's Russian Service and Robert Coalson
Jehovah's Witnesses In Russia Say Police Used Shocks, Beatings
Several Jehovah's Witnesses in the Russian city of Surgut say they were beaten, suffocated, or shocked during interrogations by police about their group's activities. The charges come amid reports of a broader Russian crackdown on the U.S.-based religious group. By Current Time
Deputized As Election Monitors, Ukrainian Ultranationalists 'Ready To Punch' Violators
Ukrainian vigilantes say their members might resort to violence "in the name of justice" if police fail to adequately monitor this month's presidential election.
By Christopher Miller