Militants wrapped her in blue and yellow flag and hung a badge on her reading “She kills our children. Agent of the executioners.”
Militants urged that the woman was a spy who corrected the fire of Ukrainian artillery. Passers spat at the woman, hit her in the face and threw tomatoes at her.
Photojournalist Dmytro Beliakov and Mark Franchetti managed to liberate Iryna Dovhan.
The head of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union Mykola Kozyriev named brutalizing Iryna Dovhan among the most high-profile militants’ crimes in 2014.