Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

23-year-old history student shot down in Belarus

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Hrodna Province Court returned Pavel Selyun guilty of violating four articles of the Criminal Code last June.

The articles were: brutal murder of two people; theft; mutilation of corpses and theft of personal documents. The young man had no previous convictions. The BSU student explained his deeds by jealousy: the murdered people were his wife and her lover. He caught them at home.

Pavel was sentenced to death by shooting. The Supreme Court left the sentence in force. Pavel pled Alyaksandr Lukashenka for mercy after that.

Pavel Selyun’s mother has learnt that the sentence has already been executed from the lawyer today, spring96.org reports.

The UN Human Rights Committee registered Pavel Selyun’s appeal. The state should not have executed him before the appeal was considered. Thus, the Republic of Belarus has violated its international commitments again, human rights defenders think.