CASE #468
12 / 08 / 2020
Hrodna / Hrodno
  • Traffic Police (ГАИ)
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • 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 peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: daytime

Place/Location: along Praspekt Kasmanautau

Identity of the victim(s): undefined

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined

The video was filmed during the Chain of Solidarity in Grodna.

At 00:10, the patrol police can be seen arbitrarily detaining peaceful participants from the Chain. The protesters were shouting: "Let go!" The officers put the detainee in a patrol car. As soon as they left, the detainee ran out of the car and tried to return to the crowd of protesters, but the officers chased him. After having been caught up, they began to beat him. Other protesters came to the detainee's defense and attempted to drag out the increasingly violent police officers.

At the end of the video, the protester who had been arrested at the beginning is seen running away into the crowd.

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