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Belarus: Further information: Viktar Paulau may have been executed

, Index number: EUR 49/4288/2021

Viktar Paulau has been at imminent risk of execution after the Supreme Court of Belarus upheld his conviction and death sentence on 12 November 2019. His sister was denied permission to visit him on 10 June, and when his lawyer enquired about his whereabouts, he was told that his client was no longer in the detention centre. The family fears that he may have been executed. Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases, without exception, as the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.