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Minsk Bomber's Mother Appeals For Son's Life

One of the condemned men, Uladzislau Kavalyou, in the dock during the Minsk trialOne of the condemned men, Uladzislau Kavalyou, in the dock during the Minsk trial
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One of the condemned men, Uladzislau Kavalyou, in the dock during the Minsk trial
One of the condemned men, Uladzislau Kavalyou, in the dock during the Minsk trial

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MINSK -- The mother of one of the two men condemned to death in Belarus over a deadly subway bombing has formally appealed to President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to spare her son's life.

Liubou Kavalyova, mother of defendant Uladzislau Kavalyou, filed a request for clemency with Lukashenka's office on December 1, one day after Kavalyou and Dzmitry Kanavalau were convicted and sentenced.

The verdict drew international criticism.

Kavalyova also requested an opportunity to visit her son in jail.

Backgrounder on Belarus and the death penalty

Organizers claim nearly 50,000 people have signed an online petition drive against executing the men.

Belarus is the only nation in Europe to still carry out state executions.

based on RFE/RL and agency reports
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by: Alyssa from: Toronto, Canada
December 05, 2011 15:10
The trial conducted was not fair, and both defendant are claiming torture and forced confession.

The death penalty is a violation of civil rights and has been abolished in all but the most opressive nations which include China,the middle east, and northeast Africa.

The death penalty does not belong in modern civil society.

I believe in justice and execution is not justice, only revenge and hate in guise.

Sign this petition if you believe in justice:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/15-days-left-to-save-lives-of-2-young-men-that-are-going-to-be-executed/

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