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CASE #52
Date
12 / 08 / 2020
City
MahilioŇ≠ / Mogilev
Perpetrators
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Beating
  • Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Procedural violations
  • Sexual threats
  • Threats (not including death threats)
  • Unlawful confiscation of property
  • Verbal abuse
International classification of violations
  • Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Right to fair trial (procedural violations)
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to protection of property
  • Violation of rights of detained or imprisoned persons
  • Violations of rights of accused persons
Description

Time: around 5:00 PM.

Place/location: Stadium of School No. 9 in Mahiliou, UVD (Directorate of Internal Affairs) of Mahiliou Oblast Executive Committee.

Identity of the victim(s): Yelisey Fedin.

Identity of the perpetrator(s): multiple perpetrators, which identity is unknown: servicemen in black uniform (OMON?), unknown people in civvies, a man from the investigating committee and a detective.

Following discussions, Yelisey Fedin agreed with other people to organize a peaceful solidarity chain in Mahiliou. He and two other men were detained by servicemen dressed in black uniform after they had met at the stadium of School No. 9. During the interrogation, he was verbally abused and threatened with a three-year sentence and sexual assault.

Yelisey sustained injuries namely intercostal neuralgia and was taken to hospital. He was forbidden from disclosing the beatings to the doctors treating him. However, on doing so, an officer from the investigating committee came to the hospital, and Yelisey filed a complaint about the ill-treatment and theft of his telephone, which was taken in UVD without any protocol drawn up.

The officer left and then returned with a detective who threatened Yelisey again with a three years sentence because he had disclosed the ill-treatment. Yelisey suffered injuries as a result of the ill-treatment including an eye socket fracture, eyelid transection, and leg injury.

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