CASE #283
08 / 09 / 2020
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Abduction
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Threats (Intimidation of population)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: video 1: vulica Niamiha crossing ulitsa Komsomol'skaya; video 2: vulica Niamiha 3. Second location: 53.904586, 27.552635

Identity of the victim(s): woman in a black hoodie, a photographer and 2 women.

Identity of the perpetrator(s): identity unknown

Video 1: a small group of women stood at the corner of a shopping centre, one of them holding a child. 3 officers in olive uniform and 2 plainclothes policemen detained an unarmed and peaceful woman and took her in an unknown direction. The remaining police officers tried to detain another person. The perpetrators seemed to drag the victims randomly. One policeman with a cap seemed to make threats to a photograph.

Video 2: A group of policemen was violently dragging 2 unarmed women (see also video # 472).

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