CASE #151
05 / 09 / 2020
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: 19 Karla Marksa street, at Grunvald restaurant

Identity of the victim(s): Protesting male students, including Pavel Toroshchin, Ilya Savich, possibly Vadim Churun (according the article on

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined special force agents (Almaz or Alpha Group?) in olive uniform and civilian clothes

A group of men in uniform and civilian clothes attacked a group of protesting students. Female students formed a 'chain' in an attempt to protect male students from being detained. However, the servicemen broke the chain and detained around 20 students who were forced into vans parked along the street. One girl or woman didn't feel well and students asked to call an ambulance; the servicemen did not react and then left.

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