CASE #343
11 / 11 / 2020 - ongoing
Sasnovy / Sosnovyi
  • Special Rapid Response Squad SAHR
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Torture
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to protection of property
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: Mikola was detained on Nov 11, 2020 around 11 p.m., beaten for the whole night (Nov 12); as of April 30, he is still imprisoned. Detention: Sasnovy, Asipovichy District, interrogation - GUBAZiK (Revaliucyinaya Str. 3), Minsk according to Mediazona

Place/Location: Sasnovy, Asipovichy District; Revaliucyinaya Str. 3, Minsk

Identity of the victim(s): Mikola Dzyadok

Identity of the perpetrator(s): According to BYPOL (,, HUBAZiK officers Colonel Alyaksandr Alyoksa and Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Tarasik are responsible for illegal detetion and tortures of Mikola Dzyadok. Also SAHR (SOBR - Special Rapid Response Squard) officers were actual perpetrators of tortures.

On the official video of the Ministry of Interior, it could be seen that Mikola Dzyadok had been beaten while in  detention. According to the information of his lawyer Natallya Matskevich, seven servicemen penetrated to his flat on the first floor through a broken window. He was severely beaten, and special means were used, including gas, to force him to make a confession that was recorded. 

Then, he was taken to Minsk and was again tortured to provide access to his PC and Telegram channels. In addition to what is seen in the video, the lawyer saw injuries from wristbands on wrists, huge bruises on hips and back. The state of the flat rented by Mikola Dziadok in Sasnovy Village of Asipovichy District after his detention on 11 November 2020 can be seen in photos.

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