CASE #204
09 / 08 / 2020
  • Detention Centre Personnel
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Deprivation of food and/or water
  • Deprivation of sleep
  • Use of excessive force
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: 9 p.m.

Place/Location: Intersection of Masherava Av. and Nyezalyezhnastsi Av.

Identity of the victim(s): Yana; other unknown detainees

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Special Purpose Police Unit OMON; Detention center's personnel

The victim participated in a peaceful demonstration. She was taken to a prison van when she followed OMON who detained her acquaintance and driven to Akrestsina Detention Center. Cells were overcrowded (19/4 and 50/6). The court session was in the detention centre. The victim did not agree with the protocol and was sentenced to 4 days of arrest.

Detainees did not receive meal; water was of bad quality. On the night before moving to Zhodina women were waken up and raised every hour. They heard men being beaten. It was hard to breathe in the cell. The victim received a meal on the third day, obviously on Aug 12, in Zhodina for the first time. An she was to pay for the meal 13,5 rubles after she was released on Thursday.

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