CASE #243
11 / 10 / 2020
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of stun grenades (close proximity)
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of movement
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

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

Identity of the victim(s): unknown protester

Identity of the perpetrator(s):

OMON in black uniform and balaclava masks; plainclothes police officers

Near the Stella "Minsk - Hero City" a gathering of civilians was dispersed by law enforcement officers, who were dressed in black uniforms and civilian clothes. During the dispersal of the rally, at least one stun grenade was used in the immediate vicinity of the protesters.

The detentions were carried out harshly, civilians were beaten with rubber truncheons and kicked, people were snatched from the crowd, for no apparent reason. Some of the protesters resisted, but they were harshly suppressed by law enforcement officers.

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