News on the topic: death penalty
31.07.2019 EU, CoE condemn new death sentence in Belarus
The European Union and the Council of Europe have condemned the death sentence pronounced yesterday in Viciebsk.
30.07.2019 New death sentence pronounced in Viciebsk
The Viciebsk Regional Court has sentenced Viktar Paulau, 50, to death finding him guilty of double murder committed in December 2018.
12.07.2019 Andrei Paluda: Abolition of the death penalty is what every Belarusian needs
Belarus is the only country in Europe and among post-Soviet states that stills executes people. The people here are killed by shooting in the back of the head. Despite the widely recognized fact that the death penalty does not work as a deterrent and is an apparent vestige of the Middle Ages, the conveyor of death continues to operate, while the veil of secrecy and the inhuman treatment to the families of death row prisoners are reminiscent of the Stalin-era repression.
08.07.2019 UN human rights experts denounce execution in Belarus
Belarus must halt the executions of individuals who have submitted complaints to the Human Rights Committee, UN human rights experts said today upon being informed about the execution of Aleksandr Zhilnikov whose case is being examined by the Committee.
01.07.2019 Campaigners present documentary to mark decade of anti-death penalty activism
On June 30, Maladziečna hosted the premiere screening of a documentary entitled “We are against the death penalty” filmed to mark 10 years since the launch of “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus”, a nation-wide campaign fighting to end executions in Belarus.
19.06.2019 PACE rapporteur condemns execution in Belarus
Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), PACE’s General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned the execution of Aliaksandr Zhylnikau in Belarus.
17.06.2019 EU "reaffirms strong opposition to capital punishment" in response to new execution in Belarus
The European Union has condemned the recent executions in Belarus and urged the authorities to introduce a moratorium on the application of the death penalty.
14.06.2019 Council of Europe condemns latest death sentence execution in Belarus
The Council of Europe condemns the execution of the next death sentence in Belarus, the spokesperson of the organization wrote on his Twitter.
13.06.2019 Death convict executed in Belarus on the verge of II European Games
The execution of the death sentence against Aliaksandr Zhylnikau is carried out.
17.05.2019 PACE members denounce judgment confirming death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich
Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the abolition of the death penalty, and Ria Oomen-Ruijten (Netherlands, EPP / CD), Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee, denounced the judgment of 14 May of the Supreme Court of Belarus confirming the death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich, pronounced by the Regional Court of Mahiliou on 9 January.
14.05.2019 Supreme Court confirms death sentence for Aliaksandr Asipovich
The Supreme Court of Belarus has upheld the death verdict imposed on Aliaksandr Asipovich for a double murder committed in Babrujsk in July 2018.
10.04.2019 Amnesty International 2018 death penalty report: Belarus still last executioner in Europe
Belarus executed four persons in 2018, as compared to two executions in 2017, Amnesty International said in an annual death penalty report. Aliaksei Mikhalenya and Viktar Liotau were executed in May, and Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy in November.
18.03.2019 Belarus Orders Expulsion Of Christian Convert Facing Death Penalty In Iran
Belarusian authorities have ordered the expulsion of an Iranian man who has converted to Christianity and is wanted by Tehran for apostasy and alleged murder, despite warnings by international human rights organizations that he would be at risk of torture and the death penalty if sent back.
01.03.2019 Brussels: side-event "Why death penalty continues to be applied in Belarus?"
On February 28, a side event dedicated to Belarus took place at the World Congress against the Death Penalty.
26.02.2019 Belarus' delegation to visit the World Congress against Death Penalty
From February 26 to March 1 Brussels with host the World Congress Against the Death Penalty - the world’s leading abolitionist event in terms of its scope and political ambition.