CASE #186
01 / 09 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Abduction
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
International classification of violations
  • 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: clips from different parts of the city:
1. Across the road from BelKniha (БелКнига) at Niezalieznasci 14;
2. Stadion Dinamo, side walk - 53.896137, 27.557663

Identity of the victim(s): peaceful protesters, allegedly students

Identity of the perpetrator(s): 1. Belarussian militia; 2. OMON in black uniform and balaclava masks

Scene 1: Enforcement police blocked a side walk along Niezalieznasci Prospect by stretching across left and right sidewalks to prevent a group of protesters from crossing Garadski Val Str. Milicia.

Scene 2: OMON randomly grabbed protesting students, primarily men, from the crowd and pushed them onto a red bus with no license plate. Then, OMON jumped onto a silver van with no license plate and pulled off. Protestors chanted "Shame!" A girl lay on a police car preventing it from pulling off.

Neither clip illustrated protesters causing damage to property or acting violently.

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