Another death sentence in Belarus

2009 2009-06-30T17:57:45+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Brest oblast court sentenced a 30-year-old man to death for multiple murders. His 2-year-old accomplice got a life sentence with serving the punishment in a high-security penal colony, BelaPAN writes.

The convicted lived in Taratya village (the 30-year-old man had no citizenship, the 28-year-old Ukrainian citizen had no residence permit).

As the head of the prosecution department of Brest oblast Natallia Vasiarsukh, who represented official prosecution, told, on 29 June the court found the 30-year-old man guilty of committing crimes under items 12, 15, 16 of part 2 of Article 139 (aggravated killing) and part 2 and 3 of Article 207 (robbery), his accomplice was found guilty of committing crimes under items 12, 15, 16 of part 2 of Article 139 and part 3 of Article 207 of the Criminal Code.

It was found out during the court session that from November 2007 to January 2008 the criminals committed four murders of lonely elderly women in the Drahichyn district. The 30-year-old convict committed two similar murders alone.

Besides, the court found him guilty of a robbery in Hrodna region.

Bear in mind that on 23 June the Council of Europe adopted a resolution saying the Belarusian parliament will receive the special guest status in the PACE only the death penalty is abolished.

The Belarusian MPs said in response death sentences hadn’t been executed in Belarus for a year.

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