CASE #16
12 / 08 / 2020
Baranavichy / Baranovichi
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

Time: unknown.

Place/Location: in front of Bel Web Bank at the intersection of Sovetskaya & Gagarina str.

Identity of the victim(s): young man.

Identity of the perpetrator(s): first attacker - a tall guy in civilian clothes, skilled in fighting technique; four attackers - patchy greyish uniform, black gears, helmets with face shields, truncheons, possibly Special Purpose Police Unit OMON; one attacker - black uniform with stripes on pants and jacket, helmet with face shield, truncheon - possibly Almaz Special Anti-Terrorism Unit (SPBT Almaz).

In empty streets, the victim attempted to flee from his attackers. One of them, dressed in civilian clothes, jumped on him and pushed him on the ground. The four other attackers beat the victim with truncheons. The unarmed victim covered his head with hands. He was dragged towards a white bus with no identification signs. There were a dozen soldiers on the road. When a bystander stops, he was approached by two soldiers who let him go.

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