Friday, March 3, 2017

Belarus: Kiryl Kazachok awaits on death row - Urgent Action by April 13, 2017

Amnesty International
Kiryl Kazachok’s appeal hearing at the Supreme Court of Belarus was scheduled for 21 March. However, he has refused to use his right to appeal the sentence or request clemency. He was transferred to the pre-trial detention centre (SIZO) #1 in Minsk where death sentences are carried out. Kiryl Kazachok is now at risk of imminent execution.

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to commute the death sentence of Kiryl Kazachok and all those on death row in Belarus; 
  • Calling on the President to establish an immediate moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty; 
  • Stress that whilst we are not seeking to downplay the seriousness of the crime, research shows that the death penalty does not deter crime more than imprisonment, and is the ultimate denial of human rights. 

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