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

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 Czytaj więcej…

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

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 Czytaj więcej…

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

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’ Czytaj więcej…

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

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.” Czytaj więcej…

We strongly protest against expansion of the death penalty in Belarus

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 Czytaj więcej…

Belarus to introduce the death penalty for attempted acts of terrorism

Belarus to introduce the death penalty for attempted acts of terrorism

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

UN Human Rights Committee condemns execution of Victor Pavlov

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 Czytaj więcej…

EU urges Belarus to move towards death penalty abolition

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 Czytaj więcej…

Slovenia resolutely opposes the death penalty in all circumstances

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 Czytaj więcej…

Swiss ambassador Claude Altermatt:

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. Czytaj więcej…

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

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. Czytaj więcej…

UNHRC confirms multiple violations in case of executed prisoner Aliaksei Mikhalenia

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. Czytaj więcej…

Death convict Viktar Skrundzik executed, state-owned TV reports

Death convict Viktar Skrundzik executed, state-owned TV reports

Death row prisoner Viktar Skrundzik has been executed, according to a report by the government-controlled broadcaster STV. Czytaj więcej…

“No more fear they can be taken out for execution”. The Kostseu brothers meet with family for first time after pardon

“No more fear they can be taken out for execution”. The Kostseu brothers meet with family for first time after pardon

Illia Kostseu and Stanislau Kostseu, two brothers and former death row prisoners, have been allowed to see their family for the first time since they were pardoned in April 2021, according to their sister Hanna. Czytaj więcej…

Viasna’s Andrei Paluda leaves Belarus, describes detention conditions as inhuman

Viasna’s Andrei Paluda leaves Belarus, describes detention conditions as inhuman

Andrei Paluda, human rights defender of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" and coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus”, has left Belarus after detention and imminent criminal charges. Czytaj więcej…

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