Teen killed for Ukrainian language at Easter
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Police officers are suspected of killing.
Details of the death of a minor boy, a native of Ukraine's northwest killed on Easter Night, are being figured out. According to one of the versions, which was proposed by his relatives, the teenager was killed by police officers for speaking Ukrainian.
Mark Ivanyuk, a 16-year-old native of the Rivne region, studied in Crimea, Liga.net informs.
Rivne1 TV talked to Tetyana Ivanyuk, the mother of the killed teen.
According to Tetyana Ivanyuk, her son and his friend Mykolai were returning home after a disco.
Mykolai says a red car with policemen stopped near them. The guy doesn't remember what happened next. It's most likely that the two teenagers were beaten. When Mykolai came round, Mark, with his head injured, was lying in a pool of blood.
According to Tetyana, her son has injuries all over his body. The woman thinks the policemen were involved in the killing. A possible reason for the brutal beating was that Mark spoke Ukrainian.
Mark Ivanyuk was buried in the Berezne district, the Rivne region. His relatives, friends and classmates attended the funeral.
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