CASE #207
10 / 08 / 2020
Žodzina / Zhodino
  • Detention Centre Personnel
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Deprivation of food and/or water
  • Deprivation of medical attention
  • Deprivation of medication
  • 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: n/a

Place/Location: a square near a detention facility

Identity of the victim(s): female civilian

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON, police, custodial superintendents

This victim was a young woman who had been detained and had been just released from a detention facility in Belarus. She testified to the violence she had suffered at the hands of the Belarusian police while in custody.

The violations of her rights were numerous as insults, aggression, threats with years of imprisonment, rapes and death. Agents took off her pants and accused her of being paid for demonstrations.

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