CASE #226
23 / 09 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • The Internal Troops of Belarus
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Threats (Intimidation of population)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of movement
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: environs of the stela "Minsk - Hero City"

Identity of the victim(s): unknown protesters

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON in black uniform and balaclava masks;a military unit in camouflage uniform, armed with shields and rubber truncheons

A detachment of riot police in black uniforms chased groups of demonstrators and single demonstrators wearing national symbols. The police force violently arrested civilians who were walking from the Stella "Minsk - heroic city", putting their hands behind their back, and took them to the paddy wagons.

On the right side of Pobediteley Avenue from the stele, a paramilitary unit, dressed in camouflage uniforms and armed with shields and rubber truncheons, was moving in line.

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