This is the moment Russian militants carried out an ISIS-style execution after torturing and beating a drug dealer who is now believed to be dead. The 'punishment' happened in the town of Communar, Donetsk Oblast, in southern Ukraine, which is currently occupied by pro-Russian rebels. The shocking video of the man being tortured has gone viral on the internet.
It shows the man begging for his life and tied with red tape to a wooden post as he is repeatedly whipped with electrical cables. His back is heavily bruised and bloody, which suggests he had whipped for a very long time before the video was taken. The whipping was carried out by a militant identified as 'Olkhon' who came to Communar 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 who is begging for his life is heard saying: 'Stop please! I'll say what you need. I will call another drug dealer and he will arrive with drugs.'
He is then asked if he is admitting he is a drug user, and he cries out 'no'.
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 man being tortured then shouts: 'I swear I told everything. God I can't stand it anymore, I want to live. Please, please!'
Olkhon then speaks, saying: 'Drug dealers and junkies please come here to us, we have a way to deal with people like you. Come to us and we will cure all of you.
'But this fellow will be slaughtered as a dog. He will live until he has stopped talking about his fellow drug dealers and has given us information, and then he will be dead.
'See how he has p****d and s*** himself. He thinks we will have some mercy on him, but we will kill him.
'Don't scream so much you will scare all the people around. I even broke my lash on your useless back.'
The tortured man is reportedly missing and is now believed to be dead.
The video was posted online by an official community of pro-Russian rebels on the Russian social network VKontakte.