CASE #136
12 / 08 / 2020
Maladzyechna / Molodechno
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to Life

Time: daytime

Place/Location: close to Franciška Skaryny Str. 29

Identity of the victim(s): unknown male civilian

Identity of the perpetrator(s): unknown servicemen

OMON agents used excessive force in detaining a man in violation of his right to liberty and security of person. The man was detained by seven OMON agents. Although he was neither verbally nor physically provocative, the agents brutally beat him up kicking and hitting primarily his upper body and head with truncheons.

Bystanders, one of whom seems to be a Catholic priest, urged the OMON agents to stop the assault.

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