CASE #418
25 / 08 / 2020
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: 12 Lenina Plaza, near the Children Center for Art

Identity of the victim(s): male protesters

Identity of the perpetrator(s): policemen not wearing any masks

Seven people were talking quietly. Two of them held white-red flags. A police truck with ID 2415 was parked nearby. Two other people with the white-red flags over their shoulders were detained and escorted to the police truck. A police officer approached to one of them - a male with the flag and invited him to proceed to the police truck where other detainees with protest attributes were waiting. Then, they took another male protester. An off-screen woman voice asked the policemen a permission to keep the flag and bring it home, to what he refused. When she repeated her inquiry, he threatened her with detention and eventually snatched the flag. The off-screen voice comments "Now, there are two of us left here."

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