CASE #183
01 / 09 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: near the entrance of Sport Stadium Dinamo at 8 Kirova str.

Identity of the victim(s): a young man in a grey T-shirt and dark paints, with a black backpack

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON: a man in black uniform with insignia "OMON" on the back, balaclava mask, equipped with a club and possibly a gun on the right side of his wrist belt.

The videos captured the detention of protesters, most of whom were students. OMON agents grabbed students randomly, primarily men. They caught those who tripped and fell or were the closest to them. In one of the videos, the agent negligently grabbed the victim from behind pushing him to the ground.

A woman tries to prevent OMON from taking a young man into custody. More pictures with her here

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