CASE #489
21 / 06 / 2020
Navahrudak / Novogrudok
  • Militsiya of the Republic of Belarus (regular police of Belarus)
  • Plain clothed police officers
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • Procedural violations
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to freedom of movement
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to vote, to participate in free and periodic elections and in public affairs

Time: daytime

Place/Location: 1-y zavulak Lienina

Identity of the victim(s): undefined

Identity of the perpetrator(s): undefined

A group of plainclothes officers and officers in uniform violently detained a man. While protesters tried to prevent them from doing so, young males in plainclothes pushed them away and didn't allow them to help. In the end, the police carried the man into the police car.

The incident took place during a peaceful rally to support imprisoned candidates for president of Belarus.

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