CASE #217
09 / 08 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Abduction
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: evening

Place/Location: 13, Prospekt Pobeditelei, in front of the cimena theater Moscow;

Identity of the victim(s): Incident 1: Group of male protesters. Incident 2: 0.21 sec - victim in black on the ground; multiple young males in jeans or shorts

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON agents

Incident 1: a mass brawl erupted between protesters and OMON. A few servicemen were staying next to the red bus with no license plate. The protesters stayed in front of them chanting "Go away". Suddenly, two men separated from the crowd provoking a fight. When OMON attempted to hit the men, the crowd rushed to join the brawl. This scene was video recorded from across the road here

Incident 2: at the 00:21 minute-mark, the video captured cruel detention. The person on the ground was screaming in pain from blows from OMON. At 00:23 minute-mark, another detention took place at the entrance of the shopping mall Galleria. A dozen of men in black uniform and masks randomly grabbed several young men who happened to be at the entrance door, beat them up with truncheons and took them in the unknown direction. Possibly loaded them on the red buses parked in front of the cinema theatre that was captured in the first shot of this video.

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