CASE #391
22 / 11 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • Threats against the victim (death threats)
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to Life

Time: daytime

Place/Location: at the fence of Belarusian College of Hariography at 35 Prytysckoho st.

Identity of the victim(s): four unidentified civilians

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Special Purpose Police Unit OMON, specific unit unknown

Four fully equipped (mask, batons, etc.) OMON agents in black uniforms jumped out of a silver van 'Ford'. One of them armed with a pumped shotgun. They joined two of their fellows who were conducting detentions of four civilians. One of them was taken towards the van by two OMON agents.

The second civilian was kneeling on the ground, hands up and was being watched by an OMON agent with the shotgun, which he later pointed at another detainee. The third detainee was lying on the ground, face down, until an OMON agent pulled him up and started walking him towards the van. The fourth civilian got a kick in the chest/groin because he resisted the detention.

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