Court returned protocol against activist Sosnovskaya hit in stomach during detention to police
According to the girl’s lawyer, violations were identified in the drawing up of a protocol on violation of the established procedure for holding a rally by a participant.
Tagansky Court of Moscow returned a protocol drawn up against activist Darya Sosnovskaya to the police. The girl became known after the video of her detention on August 10 after an agreed rally on Sakharova Avenue in Moscow by two riot police officers went viral.
In the video, one of the security officials beats Sosnovskaya in the stomach. Afterwards, she was diagnosed with bruises of varying degrees of severity and concussion.
According to Apology of Protest Telegram channel, the girl’s lawyer, Tatyana Molokanova, said that the court had revealed violations in the protocol on Violation of the Established Procedure for Holding a Rally by a Participant (part 5 of Art 20.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation) during its making.
The girl is accused of allegedly chanting offensive slogans. Darya Sosnovskaya faces a fine of up to 20 thousand rubles ($299).
In turn, Sosnovskaya herself lodged a statement with the Investigative Committee of Russia regarding the fact that she was injured by the police. The Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation also demanded holding security officers accountable.
The media revealed the name of the policeman that hit Sosnovskaya - he is an employee of the 5th battalion of the second police anti-riot regiment of the Main Directorate of the Interior Ministry in Moscow, Sergey Tsyplakov. However, the Main Directorate of the Interior Ministry stated that the media data on the police officer did not correspond to reality. Thus, the identities of the employees that hit the detainee have not yet been established.