CASE #433
27 / 09 / 2020
Homyel / Gomel
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
  • Plain clothed police officers
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
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: вaytime

Place/Location: next to Homieĺ State Circus (Гомельскі дзяржаўны цырк)

Identity of the victim(s): unidentified male civilians

Identity of the perpetrator(s): plainclothes police officers; Special Purpose Police Unit OMON, one of them with insignia [313]; regular police with insignia 'Милиция'

Mass detentions of demonstrators by about 50 police officers. Two young men were taken by force by two policemen outside the demonstration. Two others tackled to the ground by several policemen, one of them was eventually carried by four policemen by his arms and legs while he tried to free himself from their grip. Two plainclothes police agents stood nearby observing the happening. An off-screen voice pointed at them as "tikhari".

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