CASE #361
10 / 08 / 2020
  • Detention Centre Personnel
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Forced postures
  • Sexual threats
  • Threats against the victim (death threats)
  • Torture
  • Unlawful confiscation of property
  • Verbal abuse
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture (standalone)
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to equality/freedom from discrimination
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to Life
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons
  • Violations of rights of accused persons

Time: daytime

Place/Location: Okrestina Detention Centre

Identity of the victim(s): Alyaksandra Patrasayeva 20y.o.

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Akrestina detention center's personnelUndefined

Alyaksandra was detained on 11 August 2020. She testified about what was happening in the Akrestina detention centre. When detainees arrived, a female officer at the entrance would hit a detainee's legs with truncheons and ask "How are you, bitch?" Prison staff repeatedly forced detainees to take clothes off, stand in unusual positions, and insulted them. They pointed at Alyaksandra's tattoos as a sign of her criminal past and commented that she and similar people must be killed.

Alyaksandra described her transportation to the precinct: she was forced in an unusual position (sitting with her head stuck between her legs). An officer took her phone and searched through the content, social media. He threatened her with rape and death with her body buried somewhere in the forest. Her left leg is in a cast.

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