CASE #431
27 / 09 / 2020
Hrodna / Hrodno
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • 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
  • Slapping, kicking or punching
  • 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: the exact location is unclear

Identity of the victim(s): unknown victims

Identity of the perpetrator(s): Special Purpose Police Unit OMON

The violent arrest of several men in the city of Hrodna. Some people were dragged to the ground by OMON officers with no insignia. Others tried to defend themselves or to help people who were being taken away by force. Punches and blows with batons were given by the police.

Some of the perpetrators wore a khaki uniform and black full-body anti-riot protective gear (similar to OMON's gear).

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