Detention of Dagestani blogger Kerim Gamidov. Screenshot from video entitled "That's the way they were detaining me" posted by Vodi Mag, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMAI6IHz0j4

30 July 2019, 19:06

Dagestani blogger reports details of detention at rally in Moscow

In Moscow, after detention of activists at a rally for fair elections, law enforcers kept people in a paddy wagon for about six hours, claimed Dagestani blogger Kerim Gamidov, one of the detained activists.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 27, in Moscow, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), 1074 people were detained at an unsanctioned rally for fair elections to the Moscow City Duma.

On July 28 Kerim Gamidov, a blogger from Dagestan, posted on his YouTube channel a video entitled "That's the way they were detaining me."

According to Kerim Gamidov, behind a paddy wagon, where there were no witnesses and no video surveillance cameras, law enforcers hit him several times. The blows with a rubber truncheon left no signs on the body, so Kerim Gamidov did not register the beatings.

He said that he was placed to a paddy wagon at about 5:00 p.m. Moscow time and brought to the Presnnya OVD (Interior Division) together with 17 other detainees. "There we were not let out of the very paddy wagon until 11:00 p.m. Moscow time. Then they began to draw up protocols against each of us in turn," Kerim Gamidov said. He added that the detainees were set free between 0:00 and 1:00 a.m. Moscow time on July 28.

The blogger voiced his intention to file a complaint about the violations committed by the law enforcers, in particular, about the detention for more than three hours.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 30, 2019 at 11:56 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Ilyas Kapiev; Source: CK correspondent

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