09 / 08 / 2020 – 10 / 08 / 2020
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Deprivation of food and/or water
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Threats (not including death threats)
  • Use of excessive force
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
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: on the night of Aug 9-10, 2020.

Place/location: Pritytskogo street.

Identity of the victim(s): Testimony #8, Folder #8.

Identity of the perpetrator(s): unknown.

The victim was abducted while walking along the street. At the time, not many people were present, except for buses allegedly filled with OMON forces. The victim, her friend and another pedestrian were forced onto the ground. They were beaten with truncheons and taken to Okhrestino. There, the victim was forced to remove her clothes and detained in a small cell with seventeen other women. She and her inmates were kept in inhumane conditions without provision of food, clean water and place to rest.

She witnessed prison officials' sadistic behavior towards detainees, especially towards those supporting Sviatlana Tikhanovskaya. The victim was forced to sign a custody record without an opportunity to read it prior to signing. The victim was threatened with a longer term of incarceration if she asked questions or refused to sign the record. She was detained for a total of 14 to 16 hours approximately.

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