CASE #427
26 / 09 / 2020
Zaslawye / Zaslavl'
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: 1 - near monument 'Rogneda and Izaslav', 93/2 Saveckaaya str. (54°00'41.9"N 27°15'52.8"E, 54.011626, 27.264670); 2 - at residential building Mikrorayon 1 1 (pin on the map)

Identity of the victim(s): peaceful protesters

Identity of the perpetrator(s): at the 00-06 second of the second video, a policeman lost his mask. It is then possible to identify him.

Video 1: a group of protesters gathered in a residential area. The police ordered them to turn off their smartphones to avoid any video being streamed on the internet. To protesters' request to introduce themself, the police went silent.

Video 2,3: the police detained civilians, some of whom dressed in white and red or holding a red-white flag. Detentions took place in the backyard of residential buildings. Some of the people were those captured in Video 1. The victims screamed, "Why!" A few people refused to comply. The police tackled one of them to the ground. Women stood up for the men. The license plate of the police car was '2700MO', car ID 7580

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