News on the topic: beating

Activist's Complaint over Beating by Policeman Dismissed

28.06.2017 Activist's Complaint over Beating by Policeman Dismissed

The Investigative Committee dismissed the complaint of Viasna observer Aliaksei Loika, refusing to initiate criminal proceedings against employees of home affairs department who beat the activist during the raid at the Viasna office on March 25 this year.

Prosecutor's Office opens investigation into police raid violence

13.01.2017 Prosecutor's Office opens investigation into police raid violence

Dzmitry Serada, a pediatrician whose apartment was violently raided by the police on August 4, has received a copy of the decision by the Prosecutor's Office of Minsk saying that it opened a criminal case against one of the policemen who beat him during the raid. The decision was taken after Serada sent a complaint about abuse of authority by police officers. The complaint was prepared by the lawyers of the Human Rights Center "Viasna".

Prison doctor to stand trial over fatal neglect

15.07.2016 Prison doctor to stand trial over fatal neglect

The Prosecutor General's Office has completed the investigation into the death of Ihar Ptsichkin in jail No. 1 of Minsk in August 2014. According to latest information, the criminal case against paramedic Aliaksandr Krylou will soon reach the court.

End of ‘liberalization’? Opposition leader Viachaslau Siuchyk detained and beaten

20.04.2016 End of ‘liberalization’? Opposition leader Viachaslau Siuchyk detained and beaten

On April 19, police officers detained Viachaslau Siuchyk, leader of the Razam opposition movement, as he was returning home at about 3 a.m. According to his mother, police officers were waiting for him at the entrance, and then started beating him. They tore his jacket and sweater and handcuffed the activist.

Investigators unable to identify persons who broke activist’s jaw

24.03.2016 Investigators unable to identify persons who broke activist’s jaw

Viachaslau Kasinerau, one of the defendants in so called ‘graffiti case’, who sought criminal prosecution of persons who beat him severely during his detention on August 11 last year, has been notified the Investigative Committee’s Maskoŭski office suspended the preliminary investigation.

Viciebsk police go unpunished in beating case

23.03.2016 Viciebsk police go unpunished in beating case

The Viciebsk city office of the Investigative Committee has refused to open a criminal case to investigate the beating of Pavel Rasliakou. According to him, he was badly beaten by employees of the Kastryčnicki district police department on 1 September 2015.

02.03.2016 In the Beating Case, Fine against Journalist Upheld on Appeal

On March 1, the Minsk City Court, judge Valer Kamisarau considered the appeal filed by TUT.by correspondent Pavel Dabravolski.

02.02.2016 Academy of Music’s Student: Riot Policemen Beat Me Senseless

The nose and a leg of a student Kastus Akhromenka were broken by policemen, for the student was speaking Belarusian.

Man in Ivacevičy complains about police-related violence

28.01.2016 Man in Ivacevičy complains about police-related violence

Siarhei Dyliuk, 57, has been reportedly beaten by police officers during interrogation at the Ivacevičy department of internal affairs on January 23. According to him, he was forced to sign a confession to stealing his neighbor’s TV tuner, as he feared the police officers could kill him.

27.01.2016 BAJ Demands Criminal Investigation into the Fact of Beating a Journalist

On January 26, the Board of BAJ made a statement concerning yesterday’s beating of Pavel Dabravolski, journalist of TUT.by, in the building of Frunzenski district court of Minsk.

Activists beaten, fined over support for ‘graffiti case’ defendants

25.01.2016 Activists beaten, fined over support for ‘graffiti case’ defendants

Several activists displayed a banner reading “No To Political Persecution” at the beginning of today’s hearing in the ‘graffiti case’. They also chanted, “Art Is No Crime”. Then they were forcibly taken out of the courtroom.

Vitebsk Investigative Committee Dismissed Allegations of Beating by Police Officer

20.01.2016 Vitebsk Investigative Committee Dismissed Allegations of Beating by Police Officer

A student of the veterinary academy from Vitebsk Pavel Rasliakou appealed for help to the HRC Viasna: the student was beaten by investigators of the department of the interior of the Kastrychnitski district administration in the process of questioning about a case of theft. An official inquiry into his complaint failed to establish the facts he outlined and dismissed the demand to initiate a criminal case.

Football fans beaten by police in Sluck

24.11.2015 Football fans beaten by police in Sluck

Some 50 football fans were detained and beaten by riot police after a match between FC Sluck and FC Homieĺ at the Sluck City Stadium on November 21, belultras.by said.

Authorities to investigate police-related violence in ‘graffiti case’

23.11.2015 Authorities to investigate police-related violence in ‘graffiti case’

Viachaslau Kasinerau, an activist accused in the so-called ‘graffiti case’, has been told that a criminal case was opened to investigate the injuries he suffered when brutally detained by employees of a special detachment of the Interior Ministry on August 11 this year.

Activist appeals unlawful detention and beating

09.11.2015 Activist appeals unlawful detention and beating

Andrei Kavalchuk, an opposition activist in Brest, has written to the Investigative Committee to complain about an incident of November 6, when he was detained by police officers and taken to the police station.

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