Tuesday, September 02, 2014


EU Legislators Urge Belarus To Abolish Death Penalty

A demonstration in Berlin in November for the abolition of the death penalty in Belarus
A demonstration in Berlin in November for the abolition of the death penalty in Belarus
The European Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the death penalty in Belarus and urging the country to adopt a moratorium on the practice.

Amnesty International reports that roughly 400 individuals have been executed in Belarus for various crimes since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The EU lawmakers, meeting in Strasbourg, France, also urged the Belarusian regime to pardon Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou, who were condemned to death in November for allegedly plotting the blast in the Minsk subway in April that killed 15 people.

The text calls on Belarusian authorities "to carry out a full, fair, and impartial investigation" of the bombing.

The EU lawmakers also urge the regime to release all political prisoners jailed following the disputed 2010 presidential election in which President Alyaksandr Lukashenka was reelected, including former presidential candidates Mikalay Statkevich and Andrey Sannikau and prominent rights defender Ales Byalyatski.
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by: Edward J Schumann from: KEY LARGO FL USA 33771
February 22, 2012 21:20
I and the majority of the peaple of the USA support the Death,,. penalty . I support the death penalty in EU and if the people are allowed to vote on this issue ,the death penalty would be returned in these countries.The Punishment must fith the crime. Murderers have no rispect for other peaples lives except their own.Let The peaple vote in Poland, Lithuania , UK, Italy ,etc. and you will see the Demand for the Death penalty. The peaple inthe Eu .want the death penalty back to punish these scam for the murders of little innocent children and for therebrutal sexual asultes. These scum murder and torture their victums and dump their bobies in garbage dumps. this is going on wourld wide. Someone must show the Eu . that he is willing to protect the citizens of his country and restore the rights of the victims.This real man is President of Belarus ,my friend ,ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO.

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