An airport employee stands near an ambulance, which is believed to be transporting Ukrainian activist Dmytro Bulatov, at Borispol airport, near the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, February 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin)
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Lithuania on Tuesday confirmed signs of torture on a prominent Ukrainian anti-government activist and urged an independent probe into the crime which could breach a related United Nations convention.Bulatov, who alleges he was "crucified" and tortured for days by unknown assailants in his homeland, is one of three injured Ukrainian protesters receiving free medical care in Lithuania.Bulatov, 35, arrived in Vilnius late on Sunday, hours after a Kiev court ruled that he could leave his country for treatment.He will hold his first press conference in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday.Lithuania played a prominent role in EU efforts to seal a partnership deal with Ukraine.
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