Week against the Death Penalty: We do not celebrate, we express solidarity

2018 2018-10-12T16:12:45+0300 2018-10-12T16:24:50+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/perfomens_5.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Tatsiana Tur. Performance on the issue of the death penalty. Minsk. October 10, 2018

Tatsiana Tur. Performance on the issue of the death penalty. Minsk. October 10, 2018

The fifth annual Week against the Death Penalty concluded on October 12, World Day against the Death Penalty, with an artistic event at the Lithuanian embassy in Minsk, which told about the pain suffered by the families of death convicts.

Performance artist Tatsiana Tur focused on the story of a woman who receives a parcel with prison uniform. This means that her son was executed. The devastated mother rests on a pile of papers that asked for mercy and were never read by officials.

“Over the past 20 years, about 400 people were executed in Belarus. It is difficult to understand it, and it’s difficult to accept. And while there are such things here, we’ll never be at rest!” Lithuanian Ambassador to Belarus Andrius Pulokas said at the event.

The Week included over a dozen events held across Belarus and abroad.

French Ambassador Didier Canesse and coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus” Andrei Paluda during a rock concert
French Ambassador Didier Canesse and coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus” Andrei Paluda during a rock concert "Roсk for Life". Minsk. October 7, 2018
Amnesty International coordinator for Belarus Aisha Jung, Viasna activist Natallia Satsunkevich, and Amnesty International coordinator Barrie Hay picketing in London on World Day against the Death Penalty.October 10, 2018
Amnesty International coordinator for Belarus Aisha Jung, Viasna activist Natallia Satsunkevich, and Amnesty International coordinator Barrie Hay picketing in London on World Day against the Death Penalty. October 10, 2018
Viasna chairperson Ales Bialiatski giving out free copies of the Narodnaja Volia newspaper as part of the Week against the Death Penalty in Minsk. October 5, 2018
Viasna chairperson Ales Bialiatski giving out free copies of the Narodnaja Volia newspaper as part of the Week against the Death Penalty in Minsk. October 5, 2018
A woman reading the thematic issue of the Narodnaja Volia newspaper at a market in Rečyca. October 7, 2018
A woman reading the thematic issue of the Narodnaja Volia newspaper at a market in Rečyca. October 7, 2018

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