Week against the Death Penalty: We do not celebrate, we express solidarity
The fifth annual Week against the Death Penalty concluded on October 12, World Day against the Death Penalty, with an artistic event at the Lithuanian embassy in Minsk, which told about the pain suffered by the families of death convicts.
Performance artist Tatsiana Tur focused on the story of a woman who receives a parcel with prison uniform. This means that her son was executed. The devastated mother rests on a pile of papers that asked for mercy and were never read by officials.
“Over the past 20 years, about 400 people were executed in Belarus. It is difficult to understand it, and it’s difficult to accept. And while there are such things here, we’ll never be at rest!” Lithuanian Ambassador to Belarus Andrius Pulokas said at the event.
The Week included over a dozen events held across Belarus and abroad.