CASE #140
11 / 08 / 2020
Niasviž / Nesvizh
  • 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 freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: Town Hall at ulica Soviesckaja

Identity of the victim(s): unknown civilians

Identity of the perpetrator(s): servicemen in black uniforms, face masks (mostly black), equipped with clubs and one policeman.

A police truck approached a group of about two or three dozen people. Policemen jumped out of the van randomly grabbing people, primarily men. People started to run away, but the police chased them and hit them with truncheons. Although the victims did not resist detention, the police keep hitting them. The police continued to hit one of the victims, who was already on the asphalt face down, on his legs with full force.

An off screen voice says that a policeman has punched a woman in the face.

The same event captured from another angle in the next video. It show a police truck approaching a group of peaceful protester, then the police forces arrive and start chasing people.

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