CASE #41
10 / 08 / 2020
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Beating
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Denial of appropriate conditions of detention
  • Deprivation of food and/or water
  • Deprivation of medical attention
  • Forced postures
  • Unlawful confiscation of property
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to fair trial (procedural violations)
  • Right to protection of property
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons

Time: 10:00 PM (MSK)

Place/Location: near rail road "Minsk Passazhirskij"

Identity of the victim(s): Testimony #25, Folder #25

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Special Purpose Police Unit OMON, police investigators, detention center workers

The victim was detained upon his arrival from Barysaw / Borisov. He was severely beaten and forced onto a prison transportation vehicle. His belongings were confiscated. At a detention center, the victim was once again repeatedly severely beaten, forced to stay in uncomfortable positions and remain on his knees for several hours. The victim witnessed torture of other arrestees.

He was humiliated. He was placed in a open-roofed cell with about seventy other people. He spent about 24 hours in this cell with not enough room to even sit. Access to water, food, sanitary facilities and medical aid was restricted. He was subsequently transferred to another cell.

The victim was forced to sign unknown documents and severely beaten at the time of release. His belongings, including documents, were not returned.

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