The French authorities must ensure the protection of a Ukrainian political refugee who sustained a horrific attack in his home in Strasbourg earlier this week, said Amnesty International.
Andrei Fedosov, a human rights activist reported that he was attacked on Monday night by an unknown Russian native speaker. He told Amnesty International that the masked assailant bound his hands and feet with tape and stabbed him in the stomach and the leg with a Stanley knife and a razor.
The attacker interrogated Andrei about his human rights activities and stole the hard disc from his computer.
“This is an extremely worrying development. During the EuroMaydan anti-government protests activists have been abducted and tortured by unknown assailants in Ukraine, and at least four protestors have died. This is the first time that someone has been targeted across international borders,” said Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s expert on Ukraine.
“There is a real perceived risk to Andrei Fedosov’s life and the French authorities must do everything in their power to protect him.”