CASE #13
09 / 08 / 2020
Baranavichy / Baranovichi
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of rubber bullets (close proximity)
  • Use of stun grenades (close proximity)
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly

Time: late evening.

Place/Location: Komsomolskaya street, section between Sovetskaya and Gagarina streets

Identity of the victim(s): moving crowd of unarmed civilians.

Identity of the perpetrator(s): allegedly OMON: a group of men in black uniform with one in greish uniform, anti-riot gears, helmets with face shields, and riot shields. One of them with no military insignia.

Approximately 6 or 7 OMON officers, in black and grey uniform, shot at a crowd of people and threw flash-bang grenades. They were equipped with antiriot equipment while the crowd of people was unarmed. Two explosions were heard and seen, one of which occurred close to the crowd.

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