Belarus may consider declaring moratorium on death penalty, says MP Hlaz

2009 2009-05-20T19:40:32+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

According to Anatol Hlaz, deputy of the House of Representatives and vice-head of Human Rights, National Relations and Mass Media Parliamentary Committee, the Belarusian authorities may soon declare a moratorium on the death penalty.
‘Now we can work out the necessary legislative grounds for declaring a moratorium on the death penalty,’ says Mr.Hlaz.
He also stressed that it could ‘facilitate establishing a dialogue with Europe.’
On 15 April the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly called upon Belarus to declare a moratorium on the death penalty with delay, remaining the only European country to pronounce and use the capital punishment.