CASE #404
21 / 12 / 2020
┼Żodzina / Zhodino
  • Detention Centre Personnel
Type of violation
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Denial of legal rights of arrested persons
  • Deprivation of sleep
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: -

Place/Location: Zhodino detention center

Identity of the victim(s): unidentified detainees of the Zhodino detention center

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Zhodzina detention center's personnel

These pictures allegedly were taken in the Zhodzina detention centre by a male detainee, whose cell phone was never found by staff. The pictures demonstrated deplorable sanitation in prison cells, which were overcrowded, lack of sleeping accommodations, absence of linen, no appropriate toilet. Eighteen (18) detainees slept on the floor, under the table.

Picture was taken by one of the detainees who managed to secretly held to his smartphone and hide it during the daily cell searches.

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