CASE #395
13 / 09 / 2020
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Traffic Police (ГАИ)
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Damage to property
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Threats against the victim (death threats)
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of stun grenades (close proximity)
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to Life

Time: daytime

Place/Location: the exact location can not be identified. The comment to the video indicates that it is somewhere near the city downtown.

Identity of the victim(s): undefined

Identity of the perpetrator(s): camera DZ8332; police car n#601 camera; traffic police, car license plate '0501-MH'

#1: A van stopped next to a passenger car. OMON agents jumped out and started crashing the driver's window with truncheons. The passengers (one of them had a white-red flag) rushed to leave the car. OMON and a traffic police officer started detentions. They forced the victims to the ground. They also detained two female bystanders who seemed to be merely passing by. The other traffic police officer was in front of the attacked car. He pointed a gun at the windshield and shot.

#2: the video captured the victims on the ground with somebody pointing a gun at their heads. The video was likely taken from a chest camera of a perpetrator.

#3: The victims were tackled to the ground, face down. An officer kicked one of the victims. Another victim was severely bleeding. Two women were on the sidewalk, one with arms raised behind her head. There was a flash in the car. It looks like the police threw a stun grenade inside to force people to get out of the car.

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