News on the topic: death penalty

Picks of the week

21.06.2019 Picks of the week

More calls from international community to stop executions in Belarus; Belarus ranked low in labor rights rating; Lukashenka rethinks entry ban for Pussy Riot members.

PACE rapporteur condemns execution in Belarus

19.06.2019 PACE rapporteur condemns execution in Belarus

Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), PACE’s General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned the execution of Aliaksandr Zhylnikau in Belarus.

EU "reaffirms strong opposition to capital punishment" in response to new execution in Belarus

17.06.2019 EU "reaffirms strong opposition to capital punishment" in response to new execution in Belarus

The European Union has condemned the recent executions in Belarus and urged the authorities to introduce a moratorium on the application of the death penalty.

Council of Europe condemns latest death sentence execution in Belarus

14.06.2019 Council of Europe condemns latest death sentence execution in Belarus

The Council of Europe condemns the execution of the next death sentence in Belarus, the spokesperson of the organization wrote on his Twitter.

Death convict executed in Belarus on the verge of II European Games

13.06.2019 Death convict executed in Belarus on the verge of II European Games

The execution of the death sentence against Aliaksandr Zhylnikau is carried out.

PACE members denounce judgment confirming death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich

17.05.2019 PACE members denounce judgment confirming death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich

Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC), General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the abolition of the death penalty, and Ria Oomen-Ruijten (Netherlands, EPP / CD), Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee, denounced the judgment of 14 May of the Supreme Court of Belarus confirming the death sentence of Aliaksandr Asipovich, pronounced by the Regional Court of Mahiliou on 9 January.

Supreme Court confirms death sentence for Aliaksandr Asipovich

14.05.2019 Supreme Court confirms death sentence for Aliaksandr Asipovich

The Supreme Court of Belarus has upheld the death verdict imposed on Aliaksandr Asipovich for a double murder committed in Babrujsk in July 2018.

Amnesty International 2018 death penalty report: Belarus still last executioner in Europe

10.04.2019 Amnesty International 2018 death penalty report: Belarus still last executioner in Europe

Belarus executed four persons in 2018, as compared to two executions in 2017, Amnesty International said in an annual death penalty report. Aliaksei Mikhalenya and Viktar Liotau were executed in May, and Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy in November.

Belarus Orders Expulsion Of Christian Convert Facing Death Penalty In Iran

18.03.2019 Belarus Orders Expulsion Of Christian Convert Facing Death Penalty In Iran

Belarusian authorities have ordered the expulsion of an Iranian man who has converted to Christianity and is wanted by Tehran for apostasy and alleged murder, despite warnings by international human rights organizations that he would be at risk of torture and the death penalty if sent back.

Brussels: side-event "Why death penalty continues to be applied in Belarus?"

01.03.2019 Brussels: side-event "Why death penalty continues to be applied in Belarus?"

On February 28, a side event dedicated to Belarus took place at the World Congress against the Death Penalty.

Belarus' delegation to visit the World Congress against Death Penalty

26.02.2019 Belarus' delegation to visit the World Congress against Death Penalty

From February 26 to March 1 Brussels with host the World Congress Against the Death Penalty - the world’s leading abolitionist event in terms of its scope and political ambition.

Death penalty: human rights defenders' retrospective and aspirations

25.01.2019 Death penalty: human rights defenders' retrospective and aspirations

At the end of January, the campaign "Human rights defenders against the death penalty" marks its 10th anniversary. Viasna asked the campaign activists about how one of the most notorious human rights campaigns in Belarus has been established, what difficulties it encountered and how such activity is perceived in society.

EU and COE call on moratorium on death penalty in Belarus

14.01.2019 EU and COE call on moratorium on death penalty in Belarus

Spokespersons of the European Union and the Council of Europe condemn the latest death sentence pronounced in Belarus

Man sentenced to death in Babrujsk

09.01.2019 Man sentenced to death in Babrujsk

The Mahilioŭ Regional Court has sentenced a man to death, finding him guilty of killing two women in late July. The verdict was pronounced after a series of visiting hearings held in Babrujsk.

UN HRC registers complaint of Belarusian death row prisoner

29.12.2018 UN HRC registers complaint of Belarusian death row prisoner

On December 24, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has registered the individual communication of death convict Aliaksandr Zhylnikau, according to the prisoner’s lawyer who visited him on December 27.

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