CASE #387
25 / 10 / 2020
Vawkavysk / Volkovysk
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police 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: Plocshad' Lenina, near photostudio 'Bravo' at 5 Sovetskaya str.

Identity of the victim(s): female and male protesters including people with disabilities

Identity of the perpetrator(s): 20 fully-equiped, unidentified policemen, wearing all-black gear

Approximately 20 fully-equipped policemen surrounded a group of peaceful demonstrators, including a woman with a disability, in an empty Lenina square. Some protesters wore white-red-white symbols or flags. After a short debate, the protesters demanded the police to let them go. The police rejected this. When they attempted to break through, policemen started detentions. They firmly grasped one-two people, one of whom was a young woman with a flag. The protesters tried to free her by screaming: "What did she do to you?". At least two males were detained.

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