Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

4 people on death row in Belarus

Euroradio

4 people on death row in Belarus
As of today, there are four people awaiting execution on death row in Belarus. According to Sasha Kulayeva, head of Eastern Europe and Central Asia department at the International Federation for Human Rights, a moratorium on death penalty in Belarus is hindered by 'bad political will' at all levels: from public debates to court verdicts.

"To abolish death penalty, there is no need for a referendum. Capital punishment can be abolished by an edict of the president," says the rights activist.

On October 5, the report "Death Penalty in Belarus: (Il)legitimate Murders" was presented in Minsk. The event launched the Week Against Death Penalty that will take place on October 5-10.

The week's slogan "Capital Punishment is Not a Solution" aims to raise public awareness about death penalty for the crimes associated with terrorism.