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Convicted Murderer Reportedly Executed In Belarus

Media reports in Belarus say a convicted murderer has been executed.

Reports cite a court in the eastern city of Mahileu as saying on May 13 that Ryhor Yuzepchuk, 45, was put to death.

He was sentenced last year for killing his cellmate.

The standard method of execution in Belarus is by a single gunshot to the back of the head.

It is not clear when the execution was carried out.

The reports come four weeks after another convict in Belarus, Paval Selyun, 23, who was sentenced to death last year on charges of murdering his wife and another man, was said to have been executed.

Belarus is the only European country that still uses capital punishment.

Based on reporting by, "Nasha Niva" and

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