In Zhodzina, the detainees were forced to undress. Many of the girls were pat-searched by male riot policemen and guards. "They took me to the office and left the door open. It was a kind of show for them: everyone could peer into the room to see a 'different' person. When ordered to take my trousers off, I said I was a transguy having breasts. In response, I heard: "We don't give a sh*t about it," Yauhen speaks nervously. Before his being sent to a cell, dozens of detention centre workers joined the colleagues in bullying Yauhen: "And what do you have in your pants? Is there anything there? Let's push him to the men, they will definitely teach him how to be a real guy. Or let's just take him to the yard and shoot there!"
Fortunately, they did not advance past their threats. Yauhen was not given any personal things, and he shuddered with cold in the morning time. "On the back of the formalistic trial, I was very happy about not being sentenced to 15 days of arrest. I don't know how I would have endured there. If one really wants to, they can find a way to commit suicide in a cell. I thought of how to do it," Yauhen admits.