CASE #194
10 / 08 / 2020
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of rubber bullets (close proximity)
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

Time: after sunset

Place/Location: 2a Tucynski zavulak, near the shopping center Korona at Kalvaryjskaja str

Identity of the victim(s): Natallia Lubneuskaya (Наталля Лубнеўская), a journalist at Nasha Niva

Identity of the perpetrator(s): presumably undefined Almaz agents

Internal troops were crossing the street and approaching civilians standing by a bus stop. A number of journalists retreated from the soldiers. Gunshots and flash grenade explosion were heard. One of the servicemen intentionally shot a female journalist from close proximity (approx. 10 meters) and hurt her right leg with a rubber bullet. As a result, the journalist spent 38 days in the hospital. As of November 10, 2020, no criminal proceeding had yet been instigated against the perpetrator (shooter).

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