“NO” to death penalty” campaign supported in Simferopol

2012 2012-11-02T17:05:44+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/simferopol-aktion-2.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Simferopol schoolchildren supported the campaign against the use of the death penalty in Belarus. Within the framework of the mobile exhibition “Everyone has the right to know their rights” held in Simferopol at the end of October they signed postcards addressed to Aliaksand Lukashenka with the demand to introduce a moratorium on the death penalty with the subsequent abolition of this kind of punishment.

About 400 people were executed in Belarus since the dissolution of the USSR. The latest executions, of Uladzislau Kavaliou and Dzmitry Kanavalau, witnessed that there are serious problems. The absence of an independent judiciary, impartial investigation and fair trial give all reasons to believe that this penalty can be used to innocent people, and any person can become a victim of the state.

The schoolchildren were also shown the film “Departed on Sentence”, the second film dedicated to this topic by script writer Palina Stsepanenka and producer Viktar Tratsiakou.

You can support the abolition of the death penalty in Belarus as well by clicking on the following link and signing the petition against the death penalty: http://petition.spring96.org/en .