Our actions against the death penalty
Informing the public
According to a sociological survey, nearly 33% of our citizens do not know that the death penalty is applied in Belarus. During the work on this issue, we conducted dozens of activities aimed at informing people about this issue.
Work with state bodies
Violation of human rights is always based on the actions or omissions of the authorities. The same concerns the restoration of justice – it is also possible only through the efforts of the state. In other words, if a person is sentenced to death by the state, only the state can cancel this decision – either on it's own political will or under pressure from human rights defenders and the international community.
The efforts of Belarusian human rights defenders for the abolition of the death penalty are supported by the governments of the European countries, foreign and international human rights organizations. In the present conditions our international partners often play the role of mediators in making claims to the Belarusian authorities.