The review appeal against the death verdict to Uladzislau Kavaliou remains unconsidered by the head of the Supreme Court

2013 2013-02-13T16:25:53+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Uladzislau Kavaliou

Uladzislau Kavaliou

The counsel Stanislau Abrazei who defended Uladzislau Kavaliou, sentenced to death for the alleged involvement in terrorism, addressed the head of the Supreme Court with the demand to urgently consider the review appeal against the death verdict. According to the law, it was to have been done back in October 2012.

However, the lawyer hasn't received any answer so far. Liubou Kavaliova considers the situation with the review appeal as one of the numerous violations of the law by duty officials:

"The review appeal was filed by the counsel Stanislau Abrazei on 27 September 2012. They were to have answered within a month, as far as the court didn't request the case for additional study. No answer has been given to the lawyer. I don't believe that my son is guilty, consider the court verdict as unfair and the execution – as groundless. However, I can't do anything to improve the situation: the powers of attorney, according to which I was given the right to present the son's interests, thrice disappeared in the KGB. I think that it was not an accident: it was done to limit my efforts in the struggle first for my son's life, and then – for his good name. By the way, these documents are not the only things missing at the KGB. There are also Uladzislau's notes kept by him during the trial. I didn't manage to find out where are these papers, who destroyed or appropriated them with unknown aims," commented the woman.

On 30 November 2011 the Supreme Court of Belarus issued the death verdict to Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou who were declared guilty of committing an explosion on the metro station "Kastrychnitskaya" on 11 April 2011.

Kanavalau and Kavaliou were executed by shooting in March 2012.