Supreme Court to hear cassation appeal by death convict Siarhei Ivanou

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Siarhei Ivanou, resident of Rečyca, who was sentenced to death for a brutal murder. Photo: BelaPAN.

Siarhei Ivanou, resident of Rečyca, who was sentenced to death for a brutal murder. Photo: BelaPAN.

According to information received by the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, on July 14 the Supreme Court will consider the cassation appeal by Siarhei Ivanou, a resident of Rečyca, who was sentenced to death for a brutal murder.

Most likely the complaint will be heard in a closed session.

On March 18, the Homieĺ Regional Court sentenced Siarhei Ivanou, 21, to death on charges of murdering and raping a 19-year-old girl on 29 August 2013.

Besides murder charges committed with special cruelty and conjugated with sexual assault (Part 2, Art. 139 of the Criminal Code), the death convict was accused of malicious hooliganism (Part 2, Art. 339 of the Criminal Code), robbery (Part 2, Art. 206), inflicting serious bodily injuries (para. 7, Part 2, Art. 147), theft (Part 2, Art. 205), other acts of sexual nature (Part 3, Art. 167).

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