CASE #459
08 / 04 / 2021
Hrodna / Hrodno
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Denial of legal rights of arrested persons
  • Procedural violations
  • Unlawful confiscation of property
International classification of violations
  • Right to fair trial (procedural violations)
  • Right to freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to protection of property

Time: -

Place/Location: M11 highway; Hrodna Police

Identity of the victim(s): a 31-year old resident of Slonim

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined

The video captures a car with a white-red-white flag on the roof and a Pahonia coat of arms sticker on the bonnet. It was originally published by the Hrodna Police press service and was mockingly dubbed "With convictions, but without a car". According to reports, police detained a 31-year-old resident of Slonim, who was driving along the M11 highway.

An administrative protocol was drawn up against the victim for "violating the procedure for organizing/holding mass events". The court sentenced the man to administrative arrest for 7 days and ruled to confiscate his car as "an instrument of the offence".

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