Amnesty International to launch reports calling for the abolition of the death penalty
On the same day, in a separate report, Ending executions in Europe: Towards abolition of the death penalty in Belarus, the human rights organization will call on the last state in Europe and Central Asia that still sentences people to death and executes them to follow the global trend and abolish the death penalty.
Who: Nicola Duckworth, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International
Heather McGill, Belarus expert at Amnesty International
When: 11.00 local time (9am GMT), Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Where: Hotel “Minsk”, 2nd floor conference room
11 Nezavisimosti Ave
For more information on the reports and requests for interviews with Amnesty International's Belarus and global death penalty experts, please contact Lydia Aroyo, Press Officer for Europe and Central Asia on +44 (0) 7771 796 350 or +375 33 6618843; e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.