CASE #278
10 / 08 / 2020
Kobryn / Kobrin
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Threats (Intimidation of population)
  • Use of excessive force
  • Use of stun grenades (close proximity)
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly

Time: nighttime

Place/Location: Lenin Square

Identity of the victim(s): unknown protesters

Identity of the perpetrator(s): OMON and probably local police

Application of riot control weapons to break up a peaceful demonstration. Vital Michaylavich Primashchuk told that the Head of Kobryn police (Lieutenant Colonel Dulevich) promised people that they would be informed on the results of the elections. Instead, stun grenades were applied when people gathered. Vital's leg was injured. Selyuk Viktar Uladzimiravich who took the interview and also participated in the demonstration told that servicemen with shields were from OMON.

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