Lawyer says that he will file final appeal against death sentence on Uladzislaw Kavalyow after meeting with him

2012 2012-03-16T15:18:13+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Uladzislaw Kavalyow’s lawyer filed an appeal with the Supreme Court on Thursday, asking it to revoke the death sentence imposed on the young man in the subway bombing case last year.

In the appeal, the lawyer, Stanislaw Abrazey, briefly outlined violations that were committed during the investigation and hearing of the case, Mr. Kavalyow’s mother, Lyubow, told BelaPAN.

The lawyer also said that a final appeal would be filed after he met with the client.

“It will describe comprehensively and in detail all committed violations, which we believe should prompt the court to immediately revoke the judgment,” said the woman.

In the appeal lodged on Thursday, the lawyer requested the court to overturn the conviction of Mr. Kavalyow and send the case for a retrial, as well as order the suspension of the execution of the young man until its decision.

Belarusian Television reported on Wednesday night that Alyaksandr Lukashenka had denied a presidential pardon to Mr. Kavalyow and his friend Dzmitry Kanavalaw.

As a result of their trial held between September 15 and November 30, Messrs. Kanavalaw and Kavalyow, both aged 26, were convicted of two 2005 bomb explosions in Vitsyebsk, a bomb attack during an open-air Independence Day concert in Minsk in July 2008 and a subway bombing that killed 15 people and injured more than 200 on April 11, 2011. The Supreme Court of Belarus found Mr. Kanavalaw guilty of committing the explosions and Mr. Kavalyow was found guilty of being accomplice to the crimes.

Mr. Kavalyow applied for a presidential pardon in early December, while Mr. Kanavalaw decided against doing so, according to authorities.

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