CASE #473
12 / 08 / 2020
Navapolack / Novopolotsk
  • 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 peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: evening

Place/Location: exact location unknown. Navapolack / Novopolotsk is also an assumption

Identity of the victim(s): undefined

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined

A line of OMON police officers blocked the sidewalk. The policemen were dressed in uniforms, helmets and shields, they were facing one direction.

One of them turned around and started walking back, from where a man in civilian clothes came up. Seeing the officer, he said something to him, spread his arms and knelt down, clasping his hands behind his head. At this moment, another officer appeared running toward this man. The latter couldn't see him arriving. And suddenly, the officer hit him violently in the back. The man was still on his knees. After that, he began to beat him several times with a truncheon.

After some time, another officer joined him, together they took the man away, wringing his hands behind his back.

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