CASE #407
01 / 11 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: on Independence Avenue likely near subway stop Moskovskaya

Identity of the victim(s): unidentified peaceful civilians

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Special Purpose Police Unit OMON, unidentified specific unit; unidentified troops in khaki uniform and black gears.

First sequence: Two fully-equipped police agents wearing all-black clothes (OMON, unidentified unit) were detaining a protester. The latter was holding a white-red-white flag and was not resisting the detention. He was peacefully following the officers. We can see two or three police transportation vehicles parked along the road.

Second sequence: A whole unit of all-equipped policemen (more than twenty-five of them) wearing military-pattern clothes and helmets tried to disperse the large crowd of peaceful protesters. The police then left.

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