CASE #389
26 / 09 / 2020
┼Żodzina / Zhodino
  • Detention Centre Personnel
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Denial of legal rights of arrested persons
  • Sexual threats
  • Threats against the victim (death threats)
  • Torture
  • Torture (psychological)
  • Use of excessive force
  • Verbal abuse
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to equality/freedom from discrimination
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons
  • Violations of rights of accused persons

Time: daytime

Place/Location: Leninski district police department; Akrestsin Detention; Zhodzina Detention center

Identity of the victim(s): Yauhen Valko

Identity of the perpetrator(s): unindentified police officers and staff of detention centers

Yauhen Valko was arrested at a women's march in late September. He was in several detention centers where unidentified officers bullied, humiliated and neglected him because they discovered that he was a transgender person. In Zhodzina pre-trial detention, he and other detainees were forced to undress, and to present themselves to staff members. They mocked him and threatened to show "what a real man is", or shoot him.

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