CASE #244
11 / 10 / 2020
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of water cannons
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to freedom of the press
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: Intersection of Nemiga and Romanovskaya Sloboda streets. Other location - 53.903096, 27.546240

Identity of the victim(s): unknown protester

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

Water cannons dispersed the crowd on Nemiga Street, pouring orange liquid over the protesters. On Romanovskaya Sloboda Street, demonstrators were harshly detained by plainclothes policemen. The detainees were harshly pushed to the ground and then got beaten up with rubber truncheons and punched.

A press representative was beaten up as well, but he was then released. The demonstrators were detained for national symbols and for no apparent reason. After the arrests in the street, law enforcement officers continued to persecute civilians in the courtyards of houses.

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