Belarus: Amnesty International deplores the execution of Siarhei Ivanou
Amnesty International strongly condemns the execution of 22-year old Siarhei Ivanou in Belarus. He is the first person known to have been executed since November 2014. Siarhei Ivanou was executed on the night of 18 April. He had been sentenced to death in March 2015 for the murder of a 19-year old woman in 2013. His case was pending at the UN Human Rights Committee which had requested a stay of execution while the case was under consideration. Despite that, and in contravention of Belarus’ human rights obligations, Siarhei Ivanou was executed.