CASE #432
27 / 09 / 2020
Viciebsk / Vitebsk
  • 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 liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: площадь Победы, vulica Lienina

Identity of the victim(s): young male and female civilians

Identity of the perpetrator(s):

Music was playing in the background as though to entertain public on the victory square. Five people were merely sitting and wondering around when the police approached and detained four of them. One of the detainees was a young man in a red cap and white hoodie, possibly in reference to the white and red flag. The Police took him first, then asked his male friend. When one of the women commented police actions, she and her friend were detained as well.

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