Berlin activists say NO to death penalty in Belarus
An action against the death penalty in Belarus was held in Berlin on the World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October.
proclamation of Belarus’
independence, 400 people have been sentenced to death and executed. The last
two sentences were executed in March 2012. Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou were found guilty of a terrorist
attack in the Minsk
metro, as well as a series of other explosions. The evidence base and the court
decision raise many questions of lawyers, human rights defenders and the
public. That is why debates on the guys’ guilt will never stop.
On October 10 activists from Amnesty International’s Berlin office reminded about it in their picket held in front of the Belarusian Embassy to Germany. They called on Belarus to abandon the death penalty, like the rest of European countries did.