The whipping was carried out by a militant identified as 'Olkhon' who came from the central Russian city of Novosibirsk to support Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels. A voice in the background of the video says: 'The f****** film shooting has started. This is the punishment of a drug dealer".
The man is subsequently asked if he is admitting he is a junkie, to which he cries out no.
The man then started to beg for his life and is heard saying:
Stop please! I'll say what you need. I will call another drug dealer and he will arrive with drugs.But then they demand to know why he has a drug dealer's phone number and the beating continues.
The person who shot the video then speaks saying:
"We don't need courts, sentences, this is what we need.'The video was posted online by an official community of pro-Russian rebels on the Russian social network VKontakte.
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