CASE #82
09 / 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
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to Life

Time: various


Scene 1: the intersection of Prospect Pobediteley 1 and Nemiga Street;
Scene 2: the intersection of Prospect Pobediteley and Maxima Bogdanovicha

Identity of the victim(s):

Scene 1: young man, unarmed;
Scene 2: unarmed civilians, mostly men, not expressing agressiveness rather talking to servicemen, explicitly saying "We don't want fight with you" and the like. They don't block the road, staying within pedestrian zone.

Identity of the perpetrator(s):

Scene 1: two service men dragged an unarmed man along with the asphalt towards their troops. The victim adopted a fetal position covering his head with his arms, in order to protect himself from the beatings. Later, they randomly grabbed male bystanders and took them to an unknown location.

Scene 2: OMON servicemen pushed civilians out of the bridge with their shields occupying the full width of the bridge. They forced people to climb over the rails of the bridge thereby risking their lives.

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