CASE #393
10 / 08 / 2020
┼Żodzina / Zhodino
  • Detention Centre Personnel
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • 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
  • Deprivation of food and/or water
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to fair trial (procedural violations)
  • 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: Rakauskaya Street; district police department; Zhodzina

Identity of the victim(s): Kim Mazur

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined

Kim Mazur and his friends were detained by officers and later transferred from their vehicle to another one with OMON without license plate numbers. In the precinct office, he was beaten up, deprived of water and using a toilet. He witnessed officers beating up whoever detainees would come to hand and humiliating them otherwise. At Zhodina detention centre, he has beaten again. The investigative committee was reluctant to accept Kim's complaint despite his injuries and testimony.

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