Detainee Pavel Fadzeyeu: Belarus police beat people during arrests

Pavel Fadzeyeu was detained in the trolley bus after Wednesday’s authorized march of ‘non-parasites’ in Minsk. 

According to him, police officers put the arm on him when arresting. He was hit in the stomach twice.

“I was getting off the trolley bus. There were people in civvies, they were very rude. They beat me, twisted my arms and threw me into an unmarked car,” Pavel says.

At the moment, Pavel Fadzeyev is in Savetski district court of Minsk. He is accused of violation of the order of organizing and holding mass events and disobedience to police’s requirements.

Trials of participants in Wednesday’s peaceful protests are in progress. Hearings are being held in Minsk, Mahiliou and Hrodna.

According to human rights activists, more than 50 people who took part in the rallies against the so-called ‘parasite’ laws were detained in Belarus yesterday. Some were released after spending a few hours in a police station, but protocols were drawn upon the best part of the detainees. Arresting protesters, plainclothes policemen refused to show their IDsused violence and even fired tear gas.

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