CASE #360
10 / 08 / 2020
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Traffic Police (ГАИ)
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Damage to property
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Denial of legal rights of arrested persons
  • Deprivation of food and/or water
  • Forced postures
  • Forced to sign unknown document(s)
  • No consultation with legal counsel permitted
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Threats (not including death threats)
  • Threats against the victim (death threats)
  • Use of excessive force
  • Verbal abuse
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture (standalone)
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to fair trial (procedural violations)
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons
  • Violations of rights of accused persons

Time: nighttime


#1: Uruchcha, vulica Astrašyckaja 3
#2: 1: ""Monetka"" vulica Kuĺman 9
Zhodino detention center
2: Uruchcha
Pervomayskoye District Department of Internal Affairs
CIP on Akrestsin Street

#1: 53.947706, 27.694136 (pin on the map)
#2: 1: 53.921347, 27.580224

Identity of the victim(s):

#1: Alena, Oksana, Christina, Vadim and 2 male unidentified bikers
#2: 1: Yuri, 29 y.o
unidentified motorbikers
unidentified detainees
2: Alena, Oksana, Christina, Vadim and 2 male unidentified bikers

Identity of the perpetrator(s):

#1: Traffic Police (ГАИ)
Police patrol car #730
#2: 1: Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
2: Alexander
Plainclothes police officers
Police patrol car #730

#1: Night. Several traffic police officers stopped bikers, forced them on the ground and started beating them. One of the officers seemed to hold a gun, which he pointed at the victims' heads. People on streets urged the officers to stop. At 00:41, he pointed the gun at honking drivers passing the scene.

#2: 1 testimony: Yuri, 29 y.o. was detained together with other bikers by OMON and possibly other servicemen near Manetka Shopping Centre (Kulman 9) in Minsk the night of August 10, 2020. The victims were forced to the ground, some of them were beaten with truncheons. When they were released on Zybitskaya str., OMON immediately detained them again. In Partyzanskaye RUUS, the victims with other detainees were beaten, verbally abused, were kept on knees, elbows and forehead for an extended time. Some detainees belched. Detainees clothes and other things were damaged. They could drink from one bottle for all. Yury was transported to Zhodina detention centre, where the cell was overcrowded (24-36 people per 8 beds). Detainees were refused to file a complaint. On the third day, 12 people from the Akrestsina detention centre were added to the cell. Half of them had been severely beaten. Yuri was released in three days. His trial didn't take place, however, he was forced to sign documents to present himself to the Court without knowing what was his offense.

2 testimony: Alena together with other bikers was brutally detained by traffic police in Uruchcha not far away from MacDonalds. Two of them were women. The victims were severely beaten. A stroke on Alena's head with a truncheon broke her helmet (see a photo). Bikers were threatened with a gun. Alena requested the policemen to present themselves and explain the reason for detention, rudeness and obscenities followed. In Pershamayskaye RUUS, detainees had to kneel with their faces down, men were beaten. During the interrogation in the hall, after Alena's request to servicemen to present himself, a powerful blow to her leg followed. Alena had to kneel during the interrogation. On the evening of August 12, bikers were transported to Akrestsina Detention Centre. On the premise they were located, there wasn't any furniture. They spent a day and a half in this facility.

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