Human rights defenders fighting for reprieve of death verdicts
A number of Brest human rights defenders sent to the Council of Ministers a proposal to amend the Criminal Code in order to allow a five-year stay of executions, says one of the campaigners, human rights lawyer Raman Kisliak.
“There were six signatures. Brest human rights defenders appealed to the Council of Ministers with a request to introduce such a bill in parliament. The text of the bill is attached to the complaint and the petition.”
The other day, a local activist movement of the Movement “For Freedom”, Dzmitry Rabtsevich, was detained in Brest for a picket against the death penalty. The police took him to the police station and seized a poster. He was then released. The activist wanted to draw attention to the rapid execution of death verdicts following their entry into force.