CASE #245
11 / 10 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of water cannons
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: Masherov avenue 51

Identity of the victim(s): unknown protester

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

Water cannons and a large number of officers OMON, wearing black uniforms, protective gear and armed with shields and rubber truncheons, violently disperse a column of demonstrators, which was moving towards the Stella "Minsk - Hero City". Water cannons drove a large number of demonstrators into a narrow alley.

The OMON, taking advantage of the crowd of people, beat the Protestants with rubber truncheons, who in panic strive to squeeze between the vehicles; some civilians are thrown onto the road, continuing to beat them. Chaotic arrests have taken place. People with twisted hands are taken to the paddy wagons.

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