CASE #241
11 / 10 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: Zybitskaya St, 6

Identity of the victim(s): Nikita Domrachev

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON in black uniform and balaclava masks; special forces officers in grey uniforms, in protective ammunition, armed with firearms.

There are three videos filming the arrest of protesters on Zybitskaya Street from different angles. One video filmed what was happening on the opposite bank of the river, where two equipped law enforcement officers in grey uniforms, armed with firearms, catches up with a group of civilians and severely detains one person, beating him with weapons and hands.

The beating of Nikita Domrachev is seen in the background, according to Telegram channels. In other videos, a group of equipped law enforcement officers, in black uniforms harshly detained civilians hiding in shops nearby the water channel and Zybitskaya Street. In the foreground, law enforcement officers brutally detained Nikita Domrachev.

During other arrests seen in the video, a group of OMON agents brutally hit a person laying on the ground with rubber truncheons, punched and kicked him. They continued to beat him while they were dragging him on the sidewalk to a van. The man had blood all over his face.

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