CASE #415
12 / 08 / 2020
Barysaw / Borisov
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Traffic Police (ГАИ)
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Blows with batons and/or truncheons
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Use of excessive force
  • Verbal abuse
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: exact location unknown

Identity of the victim(s): unidentified motocyclist, owner of a black-and-yeallow motocycle.

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Special Purpose Police Unit OMON and/or cadets of the police academy, specific unit unknown; Police Patrol Service, on a minibus with license plate '25[66] MO'

Four officers in black uniforms threw a motorcyclist off the motorbike and repeatedly hit him with truncheons. A group of soldiers (about eleven men) in military-like khaki uniforms came to the scene. Later a police officer joined them as well. They forced the victim on the ground to tie his wrists. 

Two of the officers moved the motorbike on the sidewalk whereas another officer called the police car via the radio station. It arrived shortly with four officers in. When the police put him back on his feet, one of the policemen verbally insulted him. They eventually took the victim into custody.

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