News on the topic: death penalty
19.10.2023 Death sentence passed in Sluck
Only the effective part was announced at the trial, since part of the trial was held in closed session.
17.10.2023 The prosecutor requested the death penalty for a man accused of murder
The prosecutor requested the death penalty for Aliaksandr Taratuta, who is accused of murdering a 3-year-old child
10.10.2023 "I've always been against it." The leader of the band Mashina Vremeni joined the campaign Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus
Today, October 10, the World Day against the Death Penalty is marked.
05.10.2023 We invite you to an event in Białystok for the International Day against the Death Penalty
A discussion will take place with the participation of Andrei Paluda and Anastasiya Charnova.
29.03.2023 Protects everyone’s right to life: UN Special Rapporteurs addressed Belarusian authorities
They called on Belarus to suspend the entry into force of the revised Criminal Code.
28.03.2023 Human rights defenders strongly protest against expansion of the death penalty in Belarus
Belarus is the only country in Europe that applies the death penalty and even expands its scope.
17.02.2023 Condemned prisoner's death date revealed more than a year after the execution
This is not the first time details of execution remain not known for a long time.
07.12.2022 Andrei Paluda: “Authorities still consider the death penalty as a deterrent”
Human rights defender comments on the bill that introduces the death penalty for treason by an official or a military officer.
16.11.2022 Tsikhanouskaya: “Activists live in fear of being shot dead”
The democratic leader of Belarus addresses the participants of the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty.
15.11.2022 “It is all the more urgent to come together”: World Congress Against the Death Penalty starts
Over a thousand people from 90 countries including Belarus participate in the event.
11.10.2022 Andrei Paluda: “I hope there will be no more death sentences”
Human rights defenders against the death penalty campaign coordinator on evolution of death penalty perception and campaign highlights.
22.07.2022 The UN HRC found a violation of the rights of the mother of executed Pavel Selyun
Human Rights Defenders Against the Death Penalty recalls the case of Pavel Selyun, tells what rights of the mother of the executed Belarusian were violated, and campaign coordinator Andrei Paluda explains why this decision is important for the Belarusian society
25.05.2022 Amnesty International: Belarus remains the only country in Europe carrying out executions
Annual review of the death penalty covers the judicial use of the death penalty for the period January to December 2021
20.05.2022 State Department: The perpetrators of human rights abuses will be held to account
US Department of State issued a statement regarding the amendments to the Criminal Code of Belarus that permit the use of the death penalty for individuals convicted of ‘attempted acts of terrorism’
20.05.2022 Amnesty International: New death penalty law is the ultimate attack on human rights
Belarusian authorities have adopted a new law which introduces the death penalty for “attempts to carry out acts of terrorism.”