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The Last Dawn: Belarusian musicians against the death penalty (video)

The Last Dawn: Belarusian musicians against the death penalty (video)

The Minsk-based Graffiti club hosted yesterday the presentation of the project of Belarusian musicians called Aposhni Zolak (“The Last Dawn”). In this way, a number of famous musicians, among them Hanna Khitryk, Aliaksandr Pamidorau, Zmitser Vaitsiushkevich, Anastasia Shpakouskaya, Viktar Rudenka, Liavon Volski, spoke against the death penalty. Last year they had a big concert in Bialystok, and Belarusian fans were able to watch it online. Czytaj więcej…

Former Parliament Speaker Mechyslau Hryb: 13 people were convicted and one executed for crimes committed by maniac Mikhasevich (video)

Former Parliament Speaker Mechyslau Hryb: 13 people were convicted and one executed for crimes committed by maniac Mikhasevich (video)

During the filming of “Cause of Death – “, activists of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty” met with public and political figure, Honored Lawyer of Belarus Mechyslau Hryb. Czytaj więcej…

The fourth argument against the death penalty (video)

The fourth argument against the death penalty (video)

The fourth film in the series “Six Arguments against the Death Penalty” tells about the killings of political opponents and the mass shootings. Czytaj więcej…

Famous Czechs join campaign against the death penalty in Belarus (VIDEO)

Famous Czechs join campaign against the death penalty in Belarus (VIDEO)

Karel Schwarzenberg, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, Oscar-winning screenwriter and actor Zdeněk Svěrák and gymnast, seven-time Olympic champion Věra Čáslavská have signed a petition of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus”. Czytaj więcej…

Viasna’s Mahiliou office presents new animated film against the death penalty

Viasna’s Mahiliou office presents new animated film against the death penalty

Over 20 residents of Mahiliou gathered on December 21 to watch the anti-death penalty animated films “Flight”, “Queue” and the new film “Executioner” at the Kola community center. The presentation was conducted by coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus” Andrei Paluda, who noted that the government still conceals information about death sentences and their execution. Czytaj więcej…

Andrei Paluda: “I choose life!”

Andrei Paluda: “I choose life!”

The coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the death penalty in Belarus" Andrei Paluda visited Rome together with the well-known advocate of the world-wide abolition of the death penalty, Uzbek human rights activist Tamara Chikunova, to take part in the events dedicated to the problem of death penalty and human rights violations. Czytaj więcej…

Belarusian musicians speak against the death penalty

Belarusian musicians speak against the death penalty

The rock concert “Last Dawn” was broadcast on-line by the web-page of the newspaper “Nasha Niva” and the websites tut.by and naviny.by. Creative persons united to remind that Belarus is the only country in Europe where the death penalty is not only permitted, but actively used. Czytaj więcej…

In the death row cell (video)

In the death row cell (video)

The new video, dedicated to the topic of the death penalty, successfully combines video shots from real death row cells and a fragment of a performance which was demonstrated during the V World Congress against the Death Penalty in Madrid. The film was edited by film director Viktar Tratsiakou. Czytaj więcej…

“The death penalty: a way to the past” (video)

“The death penalty: a way to the past” (video)

The new video, dedicated to the topic of the death penalty in Belarus, was created as part of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty". Its presentation at youtube is dated to the World Day against the Death Penalty, which is celebrated on 10 October in most countries of the world. Czytaj więcej…

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Film "Six Arguments against the Death Penalty" presented online

The first film in the series "Six Arguments against the Death Penalty" appeared on the Internet today. Human rights activists and public figures, defendants and their families stress the shortcomings of the judicial system, the existence of torture in Belarusian prisons, lack of preventive effect of the death penalty. They call on the government to abandon capital punishment. Czytaj więcej…

Belarusian human rights defenders march against death penalty in Madrid (photo, video)

Belarusian human rights defenders march against death penalty in Madrid (photo, video)

The organizers and participants of the 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty marched yesterday in the streets of Madrid, the city that has become the capital of struggling for the abolition of the cruel and inhuman punishment around the world. Czytaj więcej…

Andrei Kureichyk: “I do not believe that the death penalty will save us from crime” (Video)

Andrei Kureichyk: “I do not believe that the death penalty will save us from crime” (Video)

Famous Belarusian and Russian screenwriter and actor Andrei Kureichyk signed a petition against the death penalty in Belarus. Czytaj więcej…

“The Queue”: Do not be indifferent! (video)

“The Queue”: Do not be indifferent! (video)

Activists of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty” created an animated film entitled “The Queue”, which touches on deep philosophical subjects: human life and the indifference of society in relation to the issue of the death penalty. Czytaj więcej…

"Flight" – animation about death penalty in Belarus (video)

The animation film, created by talented volunteers of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against Death Penalty", dwells on the topic of the cruelty and inhumanity of the death penalty in Belarus. Our country is the last one in Europe and on the post-Soviet space where the death penalty is still used. Czytaj więcej…

Bahdanava, Krasouskaya and Kavaliova call on the Belarusian authorities to return the body of Uladzislau Kavaliou (video)

Bahdanava, Krasouskaya and Kavaliova call on the Belarusian authorities to return the body of Uladzislau Kavaliou (video)

On 30 November, the first anniversary of the delivery of the death verdict to Uladzislau Kavaliou and Dzmitry Kanavalau, Iryna Bahdanava, Valeryia Krasouskaya and Liubou Kavaliova urged the world community to unite and demand the return of Uladzislau Kavaliou's body to his family. Czytaj więcej…

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