CASE #158
06 / 09 / 2020
Viciebsk / Vitebsk
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Traffic Police (ГАИ)
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Procedural violations
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: Zamkovaya str., 21 (in front of cafe Bulbianaya and Belarusbank branch

Identity of the victim(s): pieceful protesters, primarily male

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Probably OMON, traffic police, police cars with service #3216 and 225

A small group of protesters walked along a sidewalk when policemen appeared and randomly grabbed male protesters, push them to the ground, hit them with clubs, and dragged them into the police car (service #3216). They grabbed bystanders as well.

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