CASE #254
27 / 09 / 2020
Homyel / Gomel
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of pepper spray (close proximity)
  • Use of rubber bullets (close proximity)
  • Use of tear gas
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: Sovetskaya Street 40

Identity of the victim(s): unknown

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

The riot police brutally dispersed the line of demonstrators. Tear gas was used on civilians (the police were spraying it in the eyes of the protesters, without disassembling the men or women). Law enforcers harshly pushed the demonstrators down the street from the city center. One of the law enforcement officers used a weapon to shoot off rubber bullets. The shooting was carried out upwards. A spent cartridge case was found at the scene of the clash.

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