CASE #323
23 / 09 / 2020 – 08 / 10 / 2020
  • Detention Centre Personnel
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: -

Place/Location: Detention Centre (Sergey Kirov Str 53)

Identity of the victim(s): Ruslan Huseynau, a civil activist and rights advocate

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined policemen and personnel of the detention centre

Ruslan Huseynau, a civil activist and rights advocate, was detained near the building of the Cultural Centre (Pershamayskaya Str. 140) in Pinsk on 23 September 23 2020. In Pinsk detention centre, there were insanitary conditions in the basement cell: dirt, bedbugs, no cleaning, no disinfection, a bucket instead of a toilet, absence of a washstand. Also dampness, bad lightning, and constant noise of ventilation.  He had to undress before entering the cell.

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