Belarus Bomber’s Mother Asks President To Postpone Execution
MINSK – The mother of one of the men
sentenced to death for the bombing of a metro station in the Belarusian
capital, Minsk, that killed 15 people has asked President Alyaksandr
Lukashenka to postpone her son’s execution for at least one year.
Lyubou Kavalyova told RFE/RL that she has asked Lukashenka to delay the execution until after her son receives a respone to his appeal to the United Nations over the death sentence.
Lukashenka on March 15 rejected a formal appeal made by the two convicts against their execution.
Kavalyova's son, Ulad Kavalyou, and Dzmitry Kanavalau were found guilty in April 2011 of setting off a bomb in an underground station in Minsk. They were sentenced to death in November.
Fifteen people died and more than 2,000 were injured in the attack.