Human Rights Defenders Demand Police Officers who Concealed their Badges at the March of Millions be Punished

posted 23 May 2012, 12:08 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 May 2012, 12:09 ]
Source: (info), 21/05/12 

· Right of assembly  · Ministry of Internal Affairs  · Persecution of activists  · Public protests 

On 21 May Agora Human Rights Association addressed the General Procurator of Russia, Yury Chaika, and the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Sergei Gerasimov, with a call to identify police officers who hid their badges during the protest demonstrations in Moscow on 6-7 May and thereby violated the law “On the Police” (Article 25, Clause 4). 

The human rights defenders are asking that appropriate checks be carried out and that adequate measures be taken, including with regard to police management for “showing indulgence towards such violations”, Agora reports. [Read more]