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“Last Dawn” rock concert held in Bialystok

2013 2013-10-05T23:06:51+0300 2013-10-05T23:06:51+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

In the evening on 5 October Bialystok hosted a rock concert "Last Dawn" , an online broadcast joined by viewers from around the world . The participants of the musical project advocate discontinuing the practice of the death penalty in Belarus.

"Last Dawn " is not just a concert, in their presentation the creators of the project in combined various art forms – music, singing, sand show and video installations.

The concert was attended by well-known Belarusian musicians – Liavon Volski, Aliaksandr Pamidorau, Zmitser Vaitsiushkevich, Hanna Khitryk, Nasta Shpakouskaya and Ales Dzianisau, who were accompanied by an orchestra.

A TV version of the performance was shot and will be published on DVD.

The coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the death penalty in Belarus" Andrei Paluda noted that it is important to inform the public about the death penalty. "Our main aim is to make people think and of course, it would be good if the people changed their mind in favor of
abolition of the death penalty. Belarus is the only country in Europe where people are still executed by shooting.”

Liavon Volski, when asked how the project "Last Dawn" will affect the existence of the death penalty in this country, replied: "The concert can influence the public opinion, our people are quite
bloodthirsty, and many of them crave the mandatory punishment of offenders; even if it is likely that the alleged criminals are innocent."

The project "Last Dawn" was organized with the support of the Human Rights Center
"Viasna" and is dedicated to the world day against the death penalty, marked on 10 October.

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