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Moscow orders probe into officers who ‘punched’ woman during unsanctioned protest

Moscow orders probe into officers who ‘punched’ woman during unsanctioned protest

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A young woman from Moscow, who was apparently punched in the stomach by an officer, says she’s seeking justice for alleged police brutality. Caught on camera, the incident sparked outrage, and is now being probed by authorities. Darya Sosnovskaya was detained last Saturday amid police action targeting an unsanctioned opposition march in central Moscow. Footage shows two police officers in riot gear dragging her through the street. One of them tries to pick up a baton, which he apparently dropped earlier, without releasing his hold on the woman. One of her legs apparently gets in his way, and he appears to respond by punching her in the abdomen. Sosnovskaya says she was victim of police brutality. On Monday, she filed a complaint with Russia’s Investigative Committee, requesting a probe into the alleged abuse of power. The woman said she was not part of the unsanctioned march but rather a bystander who was targeted by the police after complaining about the way they were detaining…
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