CASE #414
10 / 08 / 2020
Salihorsk / Soligorsk
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Unlawful confiscation of property
  • 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 protection of property

Time: daytime

Place/Location: the exact location is unknown

Identity of the victim(s): six men

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Special Purpose Police Unit OMON; plainclothes police officers

A dark minivan with riot policemen arrived to the spot next to a cafe where a group of carelessly resting men was chatting. The riot policemen jumped out of the van and attacked the victims. They first attacked those standing around the bench. They punched them, beat them up, twisted their arms and pushed the victims into the car. One of the victims kept quietly sitting observing the detentions and seemed to be unnoticed initially. However, he was thrown on the ground and forced into the car as well. There were two men in plain clothes present at the incident who seemed to be in command.

One of the victims was with the bicycle, which was taken by one of the agents in the end of the video.

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