CASE #497
10 / 08 / 2020
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of water cannons
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: nighttime

Place/Location: along vulica Niamiha, near the vulica Niamiha and vulica Haradski Val intersection

Identity of the victim(s): undefined

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined

An unarmed man approached a line of armed policemen, who, blocking the road with the help of special trucks, moved towards him. A stream of water hit him from the water cannon, but he continued to move forward. One of the police officers approached the man behind his back and brutally pushed him to the ground. After the fall, other officers ran up to the victim and dragged him behind lines of police trucks.

A convoy of police trucks was there, followed by several plainclothes men with walkie-talkies. Some of the officers in anti-riot gear hadave small triangles and three-digit numbers on their backs.

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