Thursday, September 9, 2010

St. Petersburg Policeman Charged with Beating Oppositionist

Prosecutor Office investigators brought criminal charges against St. Petersburg police officer Vadim Boyko, who is accused of “exceeding official authority with the use of violence and special tools.” According to investigators, during the August 31 demonstration (which the police dispersed) in support of Article 31 of the Russian Constitution (freedom of assembly), Boyko, while on duty, hit a meeting participant on the head with a rubber baton. The charges were brought in the wake of a public scandal caused by the video recording of the beating published in the Internet.

See the record of the incident here (at 7:10):

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