CASE #397
09 / 08 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Abduction
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Physical abuse
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Threats (not including death threats)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to Life
  • Right to protection of property

Time: nighttime

Place/Location: shopping center 'Almi' vulica Prytyckaha 93

Identity of the victim(s): customers of "Almi" shopping center

Identity of the perpetrator(s): unidentified

The riot police and a male in a khaki uniform broke into the shopping centre. They held their truncheons out and made customers lie down on the floor. The police proceeded into the store and started bringing its customers out. They beat detainees up, dragged them along the floor, dragged them by the hair, slapped, kicked, and subjected them to other physical violence. The police came back for more people.

The Cameras inside captured the brutality from the police and detentions. It was not clear how they selected victims, but they complied with orders of the man in a khaki uniform.

At 8:38, a policeman repeatedly hit a man on the floor with truncheon applying full force;

At 8:58, a policeman pushed a male customer who merely wandered around the store with a sandwich. The customer fell. The policeman took his food and threw it out. Then, he took the man into custody;

At 9:34, as customers rushed in search of shelter, a boy lost his parents, he was in fear of the police;

At 10:10, the police arrested people at random and put them against the wall;

At 10:56, a policeman with a gun arrived and joined his fellows to search through the store.

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