Legal Case of the Week: Lev Ponomarev files complaints against police for arrest and beating at peaceful protest

Week-ending 27 March 2020

HRD Lev Ponomarev detained during peaceful protest and beaten by police

On 14 March 2020, human rights defender Lev Ponomarev was violently detained during a peaceful protest against political repression held in front of the Federal Security Service (FSS) headquarters in Moscow. He was taken to a police station, where he was beaten. He was released on the same day and had to be hospitalised. […] On 18 March 2020, Lev Ponomarev filed a complaint with the Moscow prosecutor’s office concerning the incident. He also sent letters to the presidential council on the development of civil society and human rights, and the human rights ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova, denouncing the illegal actions of the police. […]  Frontline Defenders, 20 March 2020

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