Updated at 16:38,06-12-2016

Minsk "terrorists" Kovalev and Konovalov are denied in pardon

President Alexander Lukashenko has considered the appeal for pardon, written by Vladislav Kovalev and Dmitry Konovalov, who were found guilty of committing a terrorist act at the metro station "Oktiabrskaya" on 11 April 2011.

"President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko decided not to pardon the convicted by the Supreme Court to death Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov because of exceptional danger and extremely grave consequences for a society of the committed acts of terrorism and crimes involving the killing of large numbers of people and causing a lot of bodily harm to citizens", TV channel" Belarus-1" informed.

Already on 2 December Lukashenko told reporters the consideration of pardon to Minsk "terrorists" would be very difficult moral test for him. In addition, many human rights and inter-European structures asked to pardon Konovalov and Kovalev.