Discussion on use of death penalty in Belarus held in Vilnius
The death penalty is irreversible, the miscarriage of justice in the case of the death penalty can not be corrected. This was told to the students of the human rights school in Vilnius by Tamara Chikunova - well-known human rights activist, founder of the organization "Mothers Against the Death Penalty and Torture."
Mrs. Chikunova started fighting against the death penalty after her only son was executed in Uzbekistan (where their family lived at the time). Soon Uzbekistan abolished the death penalty, to a great extent thanks to Tamara Chikunova.
Tamara Chikunova's position in the struggle for the abolition of the death penalty has received well-deserved praise - she has won 11 international awards, including the order of the French Legion of Honour.
The discussion was held by the coordinator of the campatin "Human Rights Defenders against Death Penalty" Andrei Paluda and human rights defender Valintsin Stefanovich.