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Belarus: Two men sentenced to death

, Index number: EUR 49/008/2009

The Belarusian authorities have sentenced two men to death for murder. Brest regional court sentenced 30-year-old Vasily Yuzepchuk to death on 29 June 2009; Minsk regional court sentenced 25-year-old Andrei Zhuk to death on 22 July 2009. Belarus is the last country in Europe and the former Soviet Union which is still carrying out executions.

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