CASE #367
23 / 09 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • The Internal Troops of Belarus
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: Intersection of Prospekte Pobeditelei & 1st Ring

Identity of the victim(s): unidentified unresponsive peaceful protester lying on the ground

Identity of the perpetrator(s): four fully-equipped OMON; an OMON agent from unit 720;
fully-equipped internal troops in khaki uniform with riot shields who were blocking the street

A whole bunch of policemen carrying riot shields were lined up on the road, blocking the traffic until a big police truck got there and passed through. We also see four fully-equipped OMON bending on some unresponsive protester lying on the ground. A male voice shouted "Why? For what?" The victim was probably beaten up and held against the ground for some time. A woman tried to help the protester out but then a policeman shouted at her, telling her to leave.

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