Uladzislau Kavaliou and Dzmitry Kanavalau executed

2012 2012-03-17T16:10:03+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/list-kavaliou.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Uladzislau Kavaliou, convicted of involvement in the plotting of a terrorist act in Minsk metro on 11 April, 2011, has been executed, says an official communication issued by the Supreme Court of Belarus dated 16 March.

The death convict was allowed to see his mother and sister on 11 March. Two days later, state media said President Lukashenka had turned down Kavaliou’s petition for pardon, thus enforcing the death sentence pronounced as a result of a hasty trial at the Supreme Court on 30 November, 2011.

It is crucial that the death verdict was executed while Kavaliou’s complaint against the sentence was being considered by the UN Human Rights Committee, despite an official request not to give effect to the verdict.

Dzmitry Kanavalau, who allegedly brought the bomb to the Minsk Kastrychnitskaya metro station and was later sentenced to death, has also been executed, www.tut.by reports.