CASE #202
12 / 08 / 2020
  • Detention Centre Personnel
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Deprivation of sleep
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: n/a

Place/Location: RUUS of Partyzansky District of Minsk

Identity of the victim(s): Kiryl, 21 y.o., an administrator in a shop or store; other unknown detainees

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined; Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus); Detention center's personnel

The victim was detained at Masherava Avenue when he went to work. He was taken into a van where he was hit on his head several times. Then he was transferred to a prison van, put on the floor and kicked. In Partisanskaye RUUS, he was forced to the floor and kicked again, including his head. As a result, his nose was broken. In a basement, detainees were beaten by truncheons and forced to sing.

At Akrestsina Detention Centre, the cell where the victim was distributed after 6 p.m. was overcrowded (36 people instead of 7 or 8); it was hard to breathe there. The victim received the first small meal after 24 hours of detention.

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