CASE #43
09 / 08 / 2020 – 12 / 08 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Denial of legal rights of arrested persons
  • Deprivation of food and/or water
  • Deprivation of medical attention
  • Forced to sign unknown document(s)
  • No consultation with legal counsel permitted
  • Threats (not including death threats)
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to fair trial (procedural violations)
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to protection of property
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: at about 06:00 PM (MSK)

Place/Location: Krasnoarmejskaya str,, 3

Identity of the victim(s): Testimony #28

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON, custodial workers, custodial medical assistants/doctors, judge

The victim was taking a video of military forces when Special Purpose Police Unit OMON detained him and confiscated his belongings. The victim was brought to the police precinct of Leninskij district. The detention protocol did not reflect facts at the time of detention. The victim, therefore, refused to sign.

He was transferred to Okhrestino at about 10 PM. Upon arrival, the victim observed blood on the road and arrestees forced on the ground and/or at the wall. He was placed in a cell with about 21 men and later transferred to a cell with about 40 people. No food was provided for three days. Detainees were repeatedly beaten and humiliated and were refused medical aid and assistance. Local doctors openly laughed at people's injuries.

The victim was forced to sign a summons under the threat of longer incarceration. The victim was denied legal aid at the court hearing. Unknown witnesses gave false statements while the judge issued a judgment extending the period of detention. The victim testified that detainees were severely beaten, tortured, and humiliated before release.

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