The journalist, Irma Krat, is being charges with war crimes for her participation in the Euromaidan protests that led to the ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, according to her lawyer. Krat taught self-defense to women in Kiev during the Euromaidan clashes.
Krat is the editor-in-chief for Hidden Truth TV. She said she went to Euromaidan to cover the events, and is now being held but has not been beaten. Krat's lawyer calls the accusations false and claims that she is being held hostage.