News for 12 Jul 2019
12.07.2019 Picks of the week
Exhibition on death penalty in Belarus opens in London; only Belarusian political prisoner does not qualify for early release; religious group charged for policing pilgrimage forced to call off event
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.