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The Rico Krieger case: we have collected everything that is known

The Rico Krieger case: we have collected everything that is known

Viasna has collected everything that is known about the Rico Krieger case, and Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty campaign, comments the prospects. Read more…

Employee of the German Red Cross sentenced to death in Belarus

Employee of the German Red Cross sentenced to death in Belarus

On June 24, a 29-year-old employee of the German Red Cross, Rico Krieger, was sentenced in the Minsk Regional Court. Read more…

The right to life was violated. The UN Human Rights Committee responded to the Belarusian authorities on Berazhny and Hershankou executed in 2018

The right to life was violated. The UN Human Rights Committee responded to the Belarusian authorities on Berazhny and Hershankou executed in 2018

Among the violations, the committee found a violation of the right to a fair trial, noted that no one can be arbitrarily deprived of life, and demanded that the Belarusian authorities pay appropriate compensation to the mothers of the punished. Read more…

Death sentence passed in Sluck

Death sentence passed in Sluck

Only the effective part was announced at the trial, since part of the trial was held in closed session. Read more…

The prosecutor requested the death penalty for a man accused of murder

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 Read more…

We invite you to an event in Białystok for the International Day against the Death Penalty

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. Read more…

Protects everyone’s right to life: UN Special Rapporteurs addressed Belarusian authorities

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. Read more…

Human rights defenders strongly protest against expansion of the death penalty in Belarus

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. Read more…

Condemned prisoner's death date revealed more than a year after the execution

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. Read more…

Andrei Paluda: “Authorities still consider the death penalty as a deterrent”

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. Read more…

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

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.   Read more…

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

“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. Read more…

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

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. Read more…

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