Russia protests: video of riot police punching woman sparks inquiry

Moscow democracy protester Daria Sosnovskaya says blow left her unable to breathe as she was hauled away to police station

Russia’s interior ministry has opened an investigation after a video went viral showing a riot police officer punching a woman in the stomach during a protest for free elections.

The video shows a young woman dragged by two masked policemen in riot gear, with one of them punching her in the stomach so he can reach down to pick up a baton. The images provoked outrage in the media and on social networks.

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Source: The Guardian
Russia protests: video of riot police punching woman sparks inquiry