Russian Woman Arrested for Not Wearing a Mask Put on Trial, Faces up to 5 Years in Prison — VIDEO
She is accused of having "bitten" the helmeted paramility policeman who she says gave her a concussion
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Machine translated from Russian.
The girl, accused of having bitten an employee of the Russian Guard, was put on trial in the Sormovsky District Court.
She herself claims that on the contrary – it was she who became the victim of an employee of the National Guard. It all happened in the shopping center – Elena Ermolaeva’s mask had become unusable, there was nowhere to take a new one, but she still took the thing for fitting and went to the fitting room – hoping that after this fitting, her mother, who was in the mask, would be able to pay at the checkout.
But it was not there – at the call of the store employee, the soldiers of the Russian Guard arrived in bulletproof vests, in helmets and carried out a forceful detention of the girl: they knocked the girl to the floor, handcuffed her, the girl was diagnosed with a concussion.
She wrote a statement to the police, in response, the Rosgvardia officer wrote a counter statement that he was bitten during his arrest.
She was refused to initiate a case, according to his statement, a check was carried out and the girl was being tried.
This happened in one of the city’s shopping centers. The girl went shopping with her mother. In one of the stores, she proceeded to the fitting room without a mask, as the protective equipment had become unusable. There was nowhere to take a new one. The girl hoped that her mother, who was wearing a mask, would pay for the purchase at the checkout.
However, when the store employee called, the Russian guards arrived in the hall and detained the girl. According to the accused, during the arrest they put her head on the floor. As a result, she was diagnosed with a head injury, as well as many abrasions and bruises on her body. The girl wrote a statement to the Russian Guard, but he was not accepted.
An employee of the National Guard, in turn, accuses the girl of having bitten him during the arrest. At the moment, the case is being considered in court. For an attack on a law enforcement officer during detention, the girl faces up to 5 years. The accused completely denies her guilt.