CASE #227
23 / 09 / 2020
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: nighttime

Place/Location: Pobediteley prospekt, 5-7

Identity of the victim(s): unknown protesters

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON in black uniform and balaclava masks; plainclothes police officers

Two complementary videos show a group of law enforcement officers in black uniforms and protective gear, armed with rubber truncheons, moving along Pobediteley Avenue, along Galleria Minsk. They were followed by law enforcement officers in civilian clothes and paddy wagons.

After the signal, the group changed direction and ran to the courtyards. In the second video, in the same location, police in black led two civilian men to the avenue with their hands tied behind their backs. One law enforcement officer led the girl, grabbing her by the elbow. This entire group was accompanied by a policeman in a black uniform, protective equipment, armed with an automatic weapon.

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