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Sviatlana Chornaya continues hunger-strike against death verdict to Kanavalau and Kavaliou

2012 2012-01-10T18:23:21+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The woman has been on a hunger-strike of protest against the death sentence to Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou since December. The youngsters had been sentenced to death on charges of committing a terrorist act in the Minsk metro on 11 April 2011.

In her letter to A.Lukashenka the woman expressed doubts that the court had really managed to prove the guilt of the convicts. “Being a citizen of the Republic of Belarus, a part of its people, I ask you not to allow the execution of Kanavalau and Kavaliou, to which they were sentenced on 30 November by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus. Our country is a civilized state. But somebody intends to execute two young guys, whose guilt raises doubts among a considerable part of the population of my country, including victims of the terrorist act for which the prisoners were convicted,” reads her letter.

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