CASE #167
09 / 08 / 2020
Navapolack / Novopolotsk
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Procedural violations
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
  • Right to Life

Time: daytime

Place/Location: multiple locations

Identity of the victim(s): scene 1: unknown; scene 2: protest participants; scene 3: allegedly Igor' Valyaev who is currently a refugee in Horbow, PL

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Scene 1: conscripts with transparent plastic shields with a black square in the center, OMON agents, and two unknown men in civilian clothes, one of whom is wearing a red & black hoodie.
Scene 2: police and conscripts with silver metal shields;
Scene 3: police and two unknown men in civilian clothes, one of whom is wearing a red & black vast.

Scene 1: A group of five civilians (possibly protesters, as they were forming a chain) walked along a sidewalk when several servicemen, most of whom were in black uniform, grabbed one of the men, forced him on the ground, and started kicking him and hitting with clubs (his body, hips, head). Then they dragged the victim to an unknown location.

Scene 2: People, possibly protesters were chased by servicemen equipped with clubs and shields. According to the voice-over, the servicemen broke up a demonstration.

Scene 3: Recorded on August 9 at a polling station. A victim (man) was beaten and dragged to an unknown location by unknown men in civilian clothes and policemen. One of the policemen was armed with a firearm.

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