Hristovi v. Bulgaria (Application No. 42697/05)

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Paragraph 92: “The Court would also add that it has serious reservations about the use of masked and armed police officers to conduct an arrest operation in a family setting where there is no risk of armed resistance on the part of the arrestee. Where the circumstances are such that the authorities are obliged to deploy masked officers to effect an arrest, the Court considers that the latter should be required to visibly display some anonymous means of identification – for example a number or letter, thus allowing for their identification and questioning in the event of challenges to the manner in which the operation was conducted.”