Anti-government protesters stand on a barricade during a rally in Kiev January 23, 2014. (REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili)
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A member of Ukraine's elite Berkut riot police force assaulted and humiliated a naked protester after he was detained in freezing cold temperatures in Kiev, according to a video posted Thursday.The man had apparently been arrested during the clashes between police and protesters that have rocked Kiev over the last days.The video, which was posted on YouTube and was rapidly broadcast by Ukrainian opposition channels, shows the arrested protester completely naked except for his socks and being roughly pushed into a police bus. The head of the protest camp on Kiev's Independence Square, known locally has the Maidan, said that the victim had now been identified and was being given treatment.
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