CASE #196
09 / 08 / 2020
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Threats (not including death threats)
  • Use of excessive force
  • Verbal abuse
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly

Time: night

Place/Location: a land bridge at Kalvarijskaya

Identity of the victim(s): a car driver and its passengers; unknown protestors

Identity of the perpetrator(s): presumably undefined Almaz agents

The victim was driving across the bridge; there were protestors on both sidewalks; cars beeped. A blow was heard and protestors started running. Multiple shots were heard. A police car blocked the road ahead of the victim's car. Armed servicemen followed protestors and brutally detained them. One of them aimed a firearm at a protestor close to the car and shot. In a few seconds, he forced the driver and at least one more person from the car out of the car, threatening them with physical harm and using offensive language.

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