police abuse

Rechytsa: Police hunting for friends of man who passed away after being detained
The human rights centre Viasna reports the detention of at least four close friends of Rechytsa resident Dzmitry Uskhopau who died on New Years’ Eve shortly after being detained by the local police.
Rechytsa police beat local resident to death on New Year’s Eve, family claims
On New Year’s Eve, the police took Dzmitry Uskhopau, a 27-year-old resident of Rechytsa, to a local hospital, where he died. His family believes the deceased was severely beaten by the policemen.
Musician and activist Ihar Bantser finally tried after 10 days of hunger strike
Ihar lost a lot of weight.
Belarus citizen seeks to initiate criminal prosecution against Hrodna OMON in Czechia
A Belarusian citizen who asked journalists not to reveal his true identity has filed a complaint about his being tortured by Belarus policemen with the Central Directorate for Combating Organised Crime in the Czech Republic. Viktar Krautsevich, the commander of Hrodna OMON riot police is involved in the case, Radio Svaboda reports with reference to the victim’s lawyer.
Hrodna: Authorities may seize another ventilator from kids’ hospice. Its head took part in protests
On January 12, the Department of Financial Investigations raided a children’s hospice in the Belarusian city of Hrodna. The staff say that one more lung ventilator could be seized from them.
40 days pass since death of Raman Bandarenka. Criminal case still not opened
Minsk resident Raman Bandarenka passed away on November, 12 at the age of 31. He was allegedly beaten to death by pro-Lukashenka thugs and/or police officers.
Leaked video: Post-election abuse and violence in police department in Minsk
On December 17, By_Pol, the campaign created by opposition-minded people who earlier belonged to uniformed services, published a video of police officers humiliating and beating detainees in Frunzenski district police department of Minsk on August, 12.
Human rights activist Rabkova still in custody despite 200 bail pledges
March Against Fascism: Day 106 of Protests (LIVE)
In response to repression, protesters changed tactics
Police threaten musician to take away her children
Musician, artist, presenter and former BT employee Katsyaryna Vadanosava was threatened by an unknown police officer.
Interior Ministry comments on brutal student detentions
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus does not admit the fact of beating students who were detained on October 27.
Police abuse and rape threat go unpunished? Minsker’s story of post-election detention
Belsat.eu continues to publish stories shared by the victims of police brutality. Faina S. says she did not attend protest rallies either before or after the presidential election. Nevertheless, over the past months she has landed up in the detention centre in Akrestsin street and in hospital; she has also been summoned to the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus.
Over 620 detained Belarusians in Sunday’s protests – HRC Viasna
According to estimates by media outlets, around 100,000 people took part in the March of Honour in Minsk on October, 11.