"Flight" – animation about death penalty in Belarus (video)
animation film, created by talented volunteers of the campaign "Human
Rights Defenders against Death Penalty", dwells on the topic of
the cruelty and inhumanity of the death penalty in Belarus. Our
country is the last one in Europe and on the post-Soviet space where
the death penalty is still used.
Numerous events and actions are held within the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty" with the aim to inform the society about the problem of the death penalty. The Human Rights Center "Viasna" and the campaign activists created several documentaries on this painful issue. The film "Departed on sentence" tells about the people who conduct the executions on behalf of the state. Aleh Alkayeu, a former head of the pre-trial prison #1 in Minsk, author of the book "Shooting Crew", who personally participated in the execution of 134 death sentences, tells about the emotions of the executors.
This film was also preceded by the films "Cause of Death ________" and "Extreme Penalty".
The campaign "Human Rights Defenders against Death Penalty" was launched in Belarus in 2009 with the aim to strive for the abolishment of the death penalty in Belarus and accession of Belarus to the common European values.