CASE #388
25 / 10 / 2020
Navapolack / Novopolotsk
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • 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: near hotel Belarus at Kirova 2

Identity of the victim(s): an unidentified grown-up man, sitting on the floor, not reacting to the beating of the police

Identity of the perpetrator(s): a dozen OMON agents and other unknown officers wearing khaki uniforms

OMON agents and unknown troops in khaki uniforms performed numerous detentions on the streets. It looked like internal troops prevailed in numbers. Some civilians were carrying symbols of the Belarusian freedom movement. One of the detainees was attacked by three agents. The victim didn't counter the attack. The police lifted him off the ground and carried him away.

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