Documentary on death penalty presented in Mahiliou and Homel
The human rights documentary “Departed on Sentence” was presented by activists of the “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty” on 26 October in Mahiliou.
The screening of the film was attended by over 50 people, including students of local universities.
The event was followed by a discussion moderated by the campaign’s coordinator Andrei Paluda and director of the film Viktar Tratsiakou, who told why they decided to shot a documentary that would never be shown on public TV. Viktar Tratsiakou said there is little difference between judicial executions and mass killings of the regime’s opponents. That is why the film highlights the Kurapaty memorial, where thousands of people were executed without trial in the Stalin era.
The documentary was also presented in Homel on 28 October.