Footage has emerged of Russian police officers throwing civilians to the ground and beating them, during anti-corruption protests over Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on Sunday.
Video filmed at the protests in Moscow, which were attended by about 8,000 people, shows a group of ten Russian police officers dressed in SWAT gear carrying a single protester through the streets while others were being thrown to the ground.
British student Gregory ‘Grisha’ Hill, believed to be 17, was reportedly one of the victims of violence – his mother claims he was ‘beaten in the ribs and groin’ by police as he was detained at the Moscow protests.
A court on Monday ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to spend 15 days in jail and fined him 20,000 roubles ($352.20, £280) for his role in organising the protests and for disobeying a police officer.
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