Berlin activists say NO to death penalty in Belarus

2012 2012-10-19T16:47:27+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

An action against the death penalty in Belarus was held in Berlin on the World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October.

Since the 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.