News for 1 Dec 2016
01.12.2016 Belarus: Three executions feared in as many weeks amid ‘sudden and shameful purge’ of death row
As many as three of the four men on death row in the Belarusian capital Minsk have been executed in a shameful purge since 5 November, Amnesty International revealed today after confirming with local activists.
01.12.2016 Bloodbath on death row in Minsk: Third execution reported
The human rights defenders’ fears of a third execution have been confirmed, after it was announced that Henadz Yakavitski was shot on November 5 in jail No. 1 in Minsk together with Ivan Kulesh and Siarhei Khmialeuski. In 2016, Belarus has executed a total of four death row inmates.