The owner of the "Bunker" - a gay cruising club in Saint-Petersburg, has filed a suit to the Saint-Petersburg public prosecutor's office with a complaint on "violent actions" of the Moskovskij district police department's officials, - reported www.xsgay.ru. (Please note: UBOP is a Russian abbreviation for the organised crime police department).
The claimant says that the UBOP officials have exceeded the authority. They broke-in to the club via the doors and the bars, causing damage to the property of the club owners. In addition they insulted the club's employees and visitors using obscene language, in rude form ordered everyone to pass their personal ID documents and then everyone was forcefully taken to the Moskovskiy District Police Station in Petersburg. It was reported in the claim that after the Police had visited the club, the "Bunker"'s bar and storehouse was short of alcohol.
The attached to the complaint applications of the gay club's employees showed that those people were subjected to psychological pressure, menace and abasement of human dignity from the police officials.
The Saint-Petersburg City's Public Prosecutor's office is requested to take appropriate measures and to bring to court all those responsible.
It is worth reminding that the police raid on "Bunker" gay club took place on September 8th, 2008. Few days after, on September 16th the same police department of the Moskovskiy District of the Saint-Petersburg made a similar raid on another gay club - "The Central Station" in Saint-Petersburg where they also detained all its visitors.
Traslated by Yerdna Bananes