Cassation appeal of Homel citizen convicted to death to be considered on 18 October

2013 2013-09-02T22:04:14+0300 2013-09-02T22:04:14+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Supreme Court of Belarus

Supreme Court of Belarus

The consideration of the cassation appeal of the death convict Aliaksandr Hrunou will take place at the panel of judges on criminal cases of the Supreme Court on 18 October 2013.

Though he pleaded guilty in the murder of a girl, the Homel citizen who was sentenced to death didn't agree to the verdict and filed a cassation appeal through his lawyer. Aliaksandr Hrunou believes that the court was to have taken into consideration his confession of guilt and cooperation with the investigation.

The youngster also intends to apply to the UN Human Rights Committee and has already composed the appropriate powers of attorney in the name of his mother and the Homel human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, participant of the campaign “Human rights defenders against the death penalty in Belarus”.

Bear in mind that on 14 June 2013 the Homel Regional Court issued a death verdict to the 25-year-old Homel resident Aliaksandr Hrunou for the murder of a Natallia Yemelyanchykava, a student of the Hrodna State University.

Aliasandr Hrunou pleaded guilty at the trial.

According to information of the website