News on the topic: death penalty

Tsikhanouskaya: “Activists live in fear of being shot dead”

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.  

“It is all the more urgent to come together”: World Congress Against the Death Penalty starts

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.

Andrei Paluda: “I hope there will be no more death sentences”

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.

The UN HRC found a violation of the rights of the mother of executed Pavel Selyun

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

Amnesty International: Belarus remains the only country in Europe carrying out executions

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

State Department: The perpetrators of human rights abuses will be held to account

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’

Amnesty International: New death penalty law is the ultimate attack on human rights

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.”

We strongly protest against expansion of the death penalty in Belarus

10.05.2022 We strongly protest against expansion of the death penalty in Belarus

Belarus must ensure compliance with international human rights obligations and refrain from amending legislation aimed at expanding the use of the death penalty

Belarus to introduce the death penalty for attempted acts of terrorism

27.04.2022 Belarus to introduce the death penalty for attempted acts of terrorism

The relevant amendments to the Criminal Code passed by the House of Representatives

UN Human Rights Committee condemns execution of Victor Pavlov

10.03.2022 UN Human Rights Committee condemns execution of Victor Pavlov

The Committee had requested Belarus to halt his execution while the independent experts examined his allegations of human rights violations

EU urges Belarus to move towards death penalty abolition

10.10.2021 EU urges Belarus to move towards death penalty abolition

Video address by Dirk Schuebel, head of the EU Delegation to Belarus, on the occasion of the European and World Day against the Death Penalty

Slovenia resolutely opposes the death penalty in all circumstances

09.10.2021 Slovenia resolutely opposes the death penalty in all circumstances

Statement of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia to Belarus, marking the World Day Against the Death Penalty

Swiss ambassador Claude Altermatt: "The trend towards worldwide abolition of the capital punishment is continuing"

08.10.2021 Swiss ambassador Claude Altermatt: "The trend towards worldwide abolition of the capital punishment is continuing"

On the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Switzerland reaffirms its strong commitment to support this trend, to safeguard any achieved progress.

Andrei Paluda on the death penalty: “Without systemic changes, there will be no serious progress in solving the problem”

05.10.2021 Andrei Paluda on the death penalty: “Without systemic changes, there will be no serious progress in solving the problem”

The annual Week Against the Death Penalty will be held in Belarus for the ninth time from October 5 to 10.

UNHRC confirms multiple violations in case of executed prisoner Aliaksei Mikhalenia

27.09.2021 UNHRC confirms multiple violations in case of executed prisoner Aliaksei Mikhalenia

The Committee concludes that that Mikhalenia’s right to life under article 6 of the Covenant was violated, since he was sentenced to death after an unfair trial.

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