CASE #170
11 / 08 / 2020
  • Detention Centre Personnel
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • The Internal Troops of Belarus
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Physical abuse
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Unlawful confiscation of property
  • Use of excessive force
  • Verbal abuse
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of the press
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to Life
  • Right to protection of property
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: daytime

Place/Location: multiple locations

Identity of the victim(s): unknown journalists and civilians

Identity of the perpetrator(s): MIA internal forces; OMON; possibly guards of a detention center

There are 4 fragments in the video:
1. OMON assaulted a journalist;

2. MIA internal troops and OMON, probably, confiscated footage from a journalist;

3. OMON agent severely beat an unarmed man lying on the ground. The agent rained blows on his head and upper torso;

4. a journalist was taking a video of assault and abuse against detainees in a detention center. He was taking a video from the other side of a fence. An OMON agent hits against the fence with a club swearing and shouting at him to come in.

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