Media named policeman who hit protester woman
Policeman’s coworkers gave the information about him and preferred to remain anonymous.
Baza named the policeman who punched a woman detained after the Moscow rally on August 10. According to the publication, it was Sergey Tsyplakov, an employee of the 5th battalion of the second police anti-riot management of the Internal Affairs for Moscow. Policeman’s coworkers gave the information about him and preferred to remain anonymous.
Tsyplakov refused to talk to the reporters; his social media account has been changed.
Journalists asked the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow to run a background check on Tsyplakov and, if his guilt was confirmed, to hold him liable.
After the opposition rally, which took place on August 10 on Moscow’s Sakharov Avenue, a video spread on the Internet showing two security officials detaining a woman. One of them hits her in the stomach with precision, which makes her bend.
After the video was published, the head of the Agora human rights organization, Pavel Chikov, announced a reward of 100 thousand rubles for the identity details of the policeman. Some celebrities expressed outrage at the actions of the security forces.
On Monday, August 12, the injured, Daria Sosnovskaya, filed a statement with the ICR. The victim’s lawyer Tatyana Molokanova stated that the policeman’s actions may show signs of abuse of authority with the use of violence, weapons or special means (item (a), (b); part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).