UN Human Rights Committee deplores recent executions in Belarus

2010 2010-04-01T16:12:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The UN Human Rights Committee has deplored the recent execution of two death row inmates in Belarus, BelaPAN reports.

Andrei Zhuk, 25, and Vasil Yuzepchuk, 30, are said to have been executed by shooting in Minsk on 18 March.

‘The Human Rights Committee has recently received information indicating that two individuals under sentence of death, whose cases are currently pending before the Committee, and who alleged that they did not receive, in particular, a fair trial, have been executed in Belarus, despite the fact that requests for interim measures of protection had been issued by the Committee,’ is said in a statement issued on 30 March.