CASE #96
10 / 08 / 2020
MahilioŇ≠ / Mogilev
  • Special Purpose Police Unit OMON
Type of violation
  • Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention
  • Physical assaults (other)
  • 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: afternoon

Place/Location: front entrance of shopping center 'Atrium'

Identity of the victim(s): man in black clothes with bloddied face. Black shoes with white soles.

Identity of the perpetrator(s): eight police officers wearing protective gear, helmets and equipped with batons

The evidence is in the form of three pictures showing the detention of a peaceful demonstrator. About eight policemen detained a civilian causing him to fall on the ground. Three policemen surrounded the incident to prevent outside interference, one of whom was in a threatening boxing stance with fists in front.

A woman with a child passed by the scene at very close proximity, but the police did not seem concerned by their presence. Bystanders were visibly outraged by the events.

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