The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 19, at about 17:00 in the Riscani district courthouse in the capital, when the political prisoners were escorted to the waiting room.
As OMEGA news agency reported from the scene, one of the guards, wearing a mask, struck several blows with a rifle butt to political prisoner Andrei Druz in the hallway of the building, while they were being escorted out.
|Aftermath of police attack on Andrei Druz, January 19.
Photo: Alexandr V. Gutovski
|Red Bloc political prisoner Andrei Druz.|
The incident was recorded by OSCE observers present at the trial.