Belarus: Oral intervention at the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 May – 14 June 2013)
Amnesty International is very concerned about the retention and application of the death penalty by Belarus. Death sentences are imposed after unfair trails including forced confessions; they are implemented under strict secrecy and without giving the inmates themselves, their families or their legal representatives adequate information about the pending execution; the authorities refuse to return the bodies of the executed to their relatives or to even to tell them where they are buried; and executions occur in spite of measures of interim protection under international procedures.
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