CASE #88
09 / 08 / 2020
MahilioŇ≠ / Mogilev
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
  • Undefined
Type of violation
  • Use of excessive force
International classification of violations
  • Right to freedom of peaceful assembly
  • Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  • Right to liberty and security of person

Time: evening

Place/Location: Leninskaya Street, near the optical shop

Identity of the victim(s): unknown

Identity of the perpetrator(s): unknown (policemen dressed in dark-blue uniform and helmets, one woman in uniform, short height, blind short hair in a pony-tail); Police cars ID901 and A601; OMON agents

The operator was taking a video in Mogilev downtown. He explained that OMON agents were patrolling streets to disperse local people who merely strolled around and discussed election results. Civilians of different age just strolled around, others came for outside dining, some people clap, some chant "Long Live Belarus!" or "Shame!".

OMON agents and police had stretched along the streets blocking pedestrian zones. They randomly detained male civilians (at least four men). Voices over commented that the detainees had not done anything wrong. The law enforcement agents handled arrests negligently by using a chokehold or dragging them by the handes.

Bystanders were outrage by police brutality and demanded to let detainees go. Police cars were patroling the streets followed by law enforcement agents.

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