Russian forces allegedly kidnapped a nurse in the partially occupied Ukrainian region of Kherson and hanged her because she insisted her city was still part of Ukraine.
Tetyana Mudryenko, 56, and her husband, 60-year-old Anatoly Orekhov, were abducted from their own yard in Skadovsk, Ukraine, on Oct. 7, the Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR) said in a statement.
Witnesses claimed that former Ukrainian police officers who collaborated with Russian forces carried out the kidnappings, according to the Ukrainian non-governmental organization that reports Russian human rights violations in Ukraine.
Orekhov was beaten, while the couple’s car was taken and their house ransacked, said Mudryenko’s twin sister Natalya Chorniy, according to MIHR.
Chorniy said she was told by an unnamed local resident that her sister had been hanged in front of Skadovsk’s court building.