Belarus: Amnesty International condemns another death sentence execution

Index Number: EUR 49/0535/2019

Amnesty International condemns the reported execution of death row prisoner Alyaksandr Zhylnikau. On 13 June, his lawyer visited the prison and was told that Alyaksandr Zhylnikau had “served his sentence.” As per common practice in Belarus, his family were not notified of the scheduled execution and will likely not receive official information of his execution for some time to come. It is also expected that his body will not be returned to them for burial nor the location of his burial site be disclosed.

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