CASE #295
23 / 09 / 2020
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Damage to property
  • Threats (Intimidation of population)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to protection of property

Time: nighttime

Place/Location: prospekt Dzerzhinskogo, 9; #5: Near Belarusbank at 18 Dzerzhinskoho Ave; #6: Hrushauka borough, intersection of Khmelevskogo & Dzerzhinskoho str

Identity of the victim(s): car drivers and passengers; the person on the motorbike; Andrey - a witness and car driver or passenger

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined; police car ID on the door '636', license plate '2976-MH'

#1: Five passenger cars were on the road, some with blinking lights. One of the cars is badly damaged with a man lying on the ground face down next to it. Enforcement officers in khaki uniform walked around with truncheons out. They dragged a driver of a white car out and put him on the ground. Later, a traffic police car arrived.

#2, #5, #7, #8: A police car was chasing a motorbike on the bicycle path. The police car crossed a crosswalk without stopping.

#3: A witness statement: Cars were moving slowly when enforcement troops appeared on the road. One of the passenger cars started making a U-turn to drive away from the troops and collided with the witness's (Andrej) car. The witness was confused as the officers threatened to imprison him.

#4, #11: Numerous agents of unidentified internal troops rushed to a passenger car and start hitting it with truncheons. The agents opened one of the left doors of the car and pulled a man in a grey hoodie out. They put the victim on the ground. Then, the car pulled off. Two traffic police cars proceeded behind it.

#6, #9: Police units blocked Dzerzhinskogo avenue in the SW direction. Two passenger cars waiting for the road to be open made a U-turn and left. At 00:10 minute, a passenger car coming from NE were slowly passing the blockage. The police on the road initially let the car out but then began to chase it.

#10: Group of enforcement agents with truncheons attacked two passenger cars on the road. The sound of the video clearly shows that the perpetrators were repeatedly striking the victims' cars. Agents opened the doors off of one of them.

#12: The police blocked the main road so they could stop every car. A car passenger recording the video commented that the cars were badly damaged. It seemed the police damaged the cars.

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