Death penalty was discussed in Belarusian regions
A number of public
discussions concerning the death penalty was held in the Belarusian
regions last week. On 27 March a public discussion was held in
Mahiliou, on 30 March – in Hrodna and on 31 March – in
During the meetings which were moderated by the coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against Death Penalty" Andrei Paluda, public activists, youth and students asked questions about various aspects of the death penalty, the perspectives of its abolition or the introduction of a moratorium on this kind of penalty, etc.
Media production of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against Death Penalty" was presented during the meetings. Their participants were also shown the cartoon “Queue” about the value of human life and indifference.