CASE #214
01 / 09 / 2020
  • 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
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Threats (Intimidation of population)
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • 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: near the entrance of Sport Stadium Dinamo at 8 Kirova str.

Identity of the victim(s): students

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON agents; the police; cars with no identification.

A group of OMON agents arrested brutally several protestors on the street and forced them into buses without a vehicle registration plate and identification sign. They randomly capture a young man, push him to the ground and brutally detain him. Another limping young man was being escorted by an agent.

A group of OMON agents captured a young man standing peacefully in front of them and forced him into a van without vehicle registration plate and no identification sign. A young woman tried to prevent the OMON agents from taking the young man into custody but she got harshly pushed on the ground.

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