Biaroza activists call to introduce a moratorium on death penalty

2014 2014-10-13T11:58:46+0300 2014-10-13T11:58:46+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/biar-smiarotnaje.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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An action against the death penalty. Biaroza, October 10, 2014

An action against the death penalty. Biaroza, October 10, 2014

On October 10, World Day against the Death Penalty, Biaroza human rights defenders and civil society activists signed postcards addressed to the President of the country, stating that "the death penalty violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is an extremely cruel, inhuman and degrading kind of punishment."

One of the
signatories, Tatsiana Tarasevich, noted that the death penalty is contrary to Christian traditions. Only God can dispose of human life.

All signatories unanimously agreed that Belarus w
ould eventually abolish the death penalty due to the change of circumstances, times and people, and this would happen thanks to the joint efforts of society.

 

 

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