CASE #124
09 / 08 / 2020
MahilioŇ≠ / Mogilev
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Deprivation of medical attention
  • No consultation with legal counsel permitted
  • Threats (not including death threats)
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to equality/freedom from discrimination
  • Right to fair trial (procedural violations)
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to Life
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: at about 11:30PM

Place/Location: Plosca Ordjenikidze

Identity of the victim(s): Konstantin Chernov, 26 years old, resides in Mogilev

Identity of the perpetrator(s): riot police; officials of Leninskij precinct; Elena Litvina - judge

The victim was detained on his way home following his participation in a protest. He was at a bus stop when men in black jumped off a van, punched him in the face causing him to fall on the ground, and severely beat him with clubs. The victim was taken to the Leninskiy precinct where he spent several hours.

When the police learned that he was an LGBT supporter, they bullied him. He was incarcerated for three days in prison #4. He was detained in a cell with sixteen (16) other men, all of whom participated in protests. Although officials were aware of the victim's asthma, he was refused any medication.

At a court hearing on Aug 12, 2020, he requested legal aid but officials, including a referee, refused to provide such assistance. A judge threatened the victim with other charges should he continue participating in protests.

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